It’s Time for Workers to Come First: Join Us Today for a National Day of Action

On September 6 of this year, Victoria Whipple, a quality control worker at Kumho Tire in Macon, Georgia, became a statistic. At eight months pregnant, she was terminated for passing out union shirts to her coworkers during a union organizing effort in her workplace.

What happened to Victoria happens all the time. Workers are fired in one of every three organizing efforts. It’s illegal, but employers face no real financial penalties for breaking federal labor law. They feel free to suspend, fire, or threaten anyone they want to deter workers from forming a union. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474) is historic legislation that  would change labor law as we know it, shifting power away from greedy companies and back to workers.

The PRO Act will:

  • Establish stronger and swifter remedies to stop employers from breaking the law.
  • Make companies recognize contractors as part of the collective bargaining process so they can no longer continue to whittle down our membership by subcontracting.
  • Force an employer to reach a first contract in a timely manner with a newly organized group of workers. No more dragging out first contracts.
  • Reverse so-called Right to Work, regardless of state laws.
  • Prohibit employers from forcing employees to attend anti-union meetings.
  • And much more!

This critical legislation could get a vote in the U.S. House in the near future. Please help us build support by making a call to your Representative today.

Please Make a Call Right Now!

Our National Day of Action begins today, but please continue calls throughout the week.

Action Instructions:

  • Dial our toll-free number to the U.S. House: 866-202-5409.
  • Tell the office who you are and where you are from.
  • Tell them to stand up for workers and support H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Our existing labor laws are out-of-date and inadequate. We need to fight back by passing the PRO Act! 

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