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Legislative Updates

PRO Act Week of Action: July 17-25

NALC members are encouraged to participate in AFL-CIO’s week of action for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on July 17-25. The PRO Act (H.R. 842/S. 420) seeks to restore protections that give workers the right to organize and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.

The PRO Act would protect the integrity of union elections by punishing employer intimidation tactics and prohibiting coercive “captive audience” meetings; 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; and strengthen workers’ right to strike for basic workplace improvements.

The PRO Act, which NALC has lobbied for, passed in the House on March 9 but has not yet received a vote in the Senate. After the PRO Act passed in the House, President Biden issued a strong statement of administrative support. During the week of action, members are encouraged to contact their Senators to support the bill.

AFL-CIO is offering several resources during the week of action. Use the links below to learn more, participate in an event, and urge your representatives to support the PRO Act.

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