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A victory for workers' rights!

In 1954, about one in three American workers belonged to a union.

In 2020, that number's about one in ten.

In that time:

Middle class incomes stayed flat, while executive salaries skyrocketed;

Workplace safety protections were stripped away;

Corporations steadily whittled away workers' right to organize.

As a result of attacks on unions and workers' rights, income inequality is worse now than at any time in the last 50 years.

But this week, the House won a major battle for workers with the passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Besides expanding collective bargaining rights and closing loopholes corporations use to exploit workers, the PRO Act adds teeth to worker protection by finally enumerating consequences for corporations and executives that violate workers' fundamental rights.

The PRO Act is a critical victory – the most significant labor reform legislation since the New Deal – and I was proud to vote for it.

But it's just the first step in a long journey toward an economy that treats workers fairly and with the dignity we all deserve.

Of course, that means we're in for a fight. Corporate lobbyists and special interests will spend big to stonewall any attempt to treat working people fairly. Once again, they're underestimating our people-powered movement. Chip in now and show them that we're not backing down until we can guarantee the rights of every worker in this country!



Posted on February 10, 2020.