Machinists Urge Congress to Pass PRO Act

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. is urging congressional lawmakers to vote “yes” on the Protecting the Rights to Organize (PRO) Act.

“The PRO Act is a vitally important piece of legislation that strengthens federal laws and protect workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages and better benefits,” Martinez wrote in a letter to lawmakers. “Furthermore, the bill will prohibit employers from permanently replacing employees who strike and removes limitations on secondary strikes.”

TAKE ACTION: Tell your member of Congress to vote “yes” on the PRO Act

The PRO Act (H.R. 2474), introduced in May by House Education and Labor Committee chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and cosponsored by 212 Democrats, would amend the National Labor Relations Act to broaden workers’ rights to strike and unionize.

Martinez’s call for action on the bill comes just days after the House Education and Labor Committee approved the legislation in a 26-21 party-line vote.

The committee’s action advances the legislation for full House floor consideration.

We ask you to help us urge all House members to vote “yes” on the PRO Act.

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Updated: October 13, 2019 — 7:58 pm