Senator Murray: “As workers continue to bear the brunt of this pandemic, ensuring they can stand together and fight for better pay, quality health care, a safer workplace, and a secure retirement has never been more important.”
(Washington, D.C.) – Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on House passage of her Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which she re-introduced in the Senate in February. The PRO Act would reverse years of attacks on unions and restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that protect workers’ right to join a union and bargain collectively.
“In order to address rising income inequality and build back an economy that works for everyone—not just those on top—we need to safeguard workers’ fundamental right to join a union and demand a fair share of the economic growth they drive. As workers continue to bear the brunt of this pandemic, ensuring they can stand together and fight for better pay, quality health care, a safer workplace, and a secure retirement has never been more important.
“That’s exactly what the PRO Act will accomplish and I’m glad to see the House pass this important bill. I will continue to fight hard to make sure we honor the essential workers that have kept us going during this pandemic by getting the PRO Act across the finish line.”
The PRO Act would protect the right to organize and collectively bargain by: