AFL-CIO: All hands on deck for the PRO Act

By RICHARD TRUMKA

AFL-CIO President

In every part of our country, working people are crying out for change. For decades, we’ve been bled dry by a rigged, corporate-first economy. Amazon workers in Bessemer—and workers across America—are tearing down that system. And the American people are standing with us.

Working people should not have to walk the gauntlet to form a union. If we make the PRO Act the law of the land, we won’t have to anymore. But make no mistake: that is going to take a national campaign—and we need all hands on deck.

A PRO Act Day of Action is set for tomorrow. We’re going to flood the Senate phone lines with support for the PRO Act. Nearly 200 allies, affiliates and federated bodies will participate. You can still register by filling out this form.

Together, America’s labor movement has the power to make the PRO Act the law and protect workers’ rights for generations to come.

 

A Woman’s Place Is in Her Union

 How the PRO Act Will Help Women Workers. Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m. ET.

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler (IBEW) will host a roundtable discussion: A Woman’s Place Is in Her Union: How the PRO Act Will Help Women Workers.

The discussion will be Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. ET as part of our PRO Act Day of Action. Shuler will be joined by Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation President Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou (UFCW); Nebraska State AFL-CIO President/Secretary-Treasurer Sue Martin (NAPE/AFSCME); Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale (AFT); APRI Philadelphia President Thelma Clements (UFCW); and Ohio Coalition of Labor Union Women President Davida Russell (OAPSE/AFSCME).

 The event will be livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. RSVP here and be sure to tune in.