The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is landmark worker empowerment, civil rights and social justice legislation that seeks to create a fairer, more just economy by strengthening protections for workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions.
America is in the midst of an unprecedented surge in union organizing and with it, corporations that feel they can break the law and block working people from exercising our rights. We must strengthen our woefully outdated labor laws to protect working people by passing the PRO Act.
Key provisions of the PRO Act include:
• Establishing a mediation process to help management and labor find common ground
• Giving the National Labor Relations Board authority to order employers to negotiate in good faith with their workers and enforce penalties to prevent union-busting or deliberate misclassification by bad actors
• Eliminating the “right-to-work” (for less) laws of the Jim Crow Era that enable free riders
• Banning compulsory “captive audience meetings” and use of intimidation as a union-busting tactic
• Protecting the right to strike and make it illegal for bosses to fire and replace workers who walk off the job to protest for better conditions
Making the PRO Act into law is a cornerstone of the IATSE Federal Issue Agenda and hundreds of IATSE members from across the country have already stepped up to voice support for this critical legislation. To learn more about the PRO Act and how you can get involved in the fight to pass it, please use the links below: