Apr 9, 2021 | News Story

Thousands Participate in PRO Act National Day of Action

Yesterday, working people across our nation flooded the Senate phone lines with support for the PRO Act as part of the AFL-CIO National Day of Action. Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace. High-profile corporations openly union-bust without facing consequences. Anti-worker lawmakers have passed wage-killing and racist right to work laws in 27 states. Inequality has skyrocketed as workers have been denied a voice on the job.

The PRO Act would change that. It’s the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression. And it’s also a civil rights and economic stimulus bill. If we can get this passed, working people will thrive for generations to come. It passed the House on March 9 with bipartisan support, and President Biden has urged Congress to send it to his desk. The Senate is the final obstacle.

It's not too late to get in on the action! Here in New York State, our Senators are already supporters. But we can still ask family and friends in other states—especially Arizona, Maine, Virginia, and West Virginia—to call their Senators and ask for their support! Let’s show the Senate that people are pro-union across the country and across party lines.