You’re Invited: Special Event with Senator Baldwin to Pass the PRO Act
Join us for a special event on Thursday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, labor economist and professor Gordon Lafer, workers involved in new organizing including Colectivo Coffee, and WI AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale.
America’s labor movement is engaging in a national week of action to pass the PRO Act, April 26-May 1. Wisconsin workers are raising our voices to call on the U.S. Senate to support working people by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
The PRO Act is the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression because it will:
- Empower workers to exercise our freedom to organize and bargain.
- Ensure that workers can reach a first contract quickly after a union is recognized.
- End employers’ practice of punishing striking workers by hiring permanent replacements. Speaking up for labor rights is within every worker’s rights—and workers shouldn’t lose our jobs for it.
- Hold corporations accountable by strengthening the National Labor Relations Board and allowing it to penalize employers who retaliate against working people in support of the union or collective bargaining.
- Repeal “right to work” laws—divisive and racist laws created during the Jim Crow era—that lead to lower wages, fewer benefits and more dangerous workplaces.
- Create pathways for workers to form unions, without fear, in newer industries like Big Tech.
The PRO Act passed the U.S. House on March 9, 2021. Join us as we mobilize to pass the PRO Act in the U.S. Senate.