Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act
is a landmark worker empowerment, civil rights and economic stimulus legislation, and an essential part of any plan to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
Stay informed and help us advance worker rights.
The AFL-CIO and our allies continue to join together across the country in support of the PRO Act. Find an event here and help make our voices heard.
Stronger Unions Make for a Stronger America
More and more of America’s workers want to join a union. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When working people come together in a union, we can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits and working conditions, and we also have a real say in critical workplace issues like time off to care for a loved one, the deployment of technology and protection from all kinds of discrimination.
The PRO Act Will:
Nearly half of all nonunion workers
—more than 60 million people—
would join a union today if given the chance.
Why We Need the PRO Act
Our basic labor law, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, which is supposed to protect the rights of workers to form a union and bargain collectively, is broken. Ever since its passage, corporations and their political allies have conspired to render the law toothless. In recent decades, employers have been able to violate the NLRA with impunity, routinely denying workers our basic right to join with our co-workers for fairness on the job.
Call Your Senator
The Senate could defend our democracy at the ballot box by passing the For the People Act (S. 1) and expand our voice on the job by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (S. 420).