Last week, in a major victory for IATSE members and working people across the United States, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on a bipartisan basis!
The PRO Act will restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that give workers a voice on the job so they can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and a safer workplace. Making the PRO Act into law is a cornerstone of the 2020 IATSE Federal Issue Agenda. I invite you to read the IATSE statement on the PRO Act’s passage and share it with your members:https://www.iatse.net/news/house-passes-protecting-right-organize-act-major-victory-iatse-workers
THANK YOU to everyone who called their Representative and mobilized their Local membership to do the same. Hundreds of IATSE members from across the country stepped up to voice support for this critical legislation. Our voices were heard and the country is better for it.
While unlikely, we urge the Republican-controlled Senate to take up the House-passed PRO Act. This will be one of the key issues for organized labor to frame the 2020 elections.