The House is likely to vote on the Protecting the Rights to Organize (PRO) Act.
We’re asking you to help us urge all House members to vote “yes” when it comes up for consideration.
The PRO Act (H.R. 2474), introduced in May by House Education and Labor Committee chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and cosponsored by 215 Democrats and three Republicans, would amend the National Labor Relations Act to broaden workers’ rights to strike and unionize.
Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently wrote lawmakers a letter urging them to pass the PRO Act.
Congressional lawmakers say the legislation would drastically improve worker protections. That includes provisions such as:
- Establish penalties on predatory corporations that violate workers’ rights, and combat misclassification of workers as supervisors and independent contractors.
- Strengthen workers’ right to strike for basic workplace improvements, including higher wages and better working conditions.
- Create a mediation and arbitration process to ensure corporations and newly formed unions reach a first contract.
- Authorize unions and employers to negotiate agreements that allow unions to collect fair-share fees that cover the costs of representation.
- Streamline the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) procedures to secure worker freedoms and effectively prevent violations.
- Protect the integrity of union elections against coercive captive audience meetings.
Passage in the House would advance the legislation to the Senate for consideration.