Washington, D.C. – March 10, 2021 – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement commending the House’s passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:
“North America’s Building Trades Unions commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This bill represents what could possibly become America’s first national labor law reform in decades, fiercely protecting and expanding the rights of workers in industries across the nation.
“By effectively ending misguided, so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws and reinforcing labor rights protections, organizing freedoms, and collective bargaining rights, implementation of the PRO Act would immensely support workers and their ability to not only earn a fair wage, but also have their voice heard and respected on the job and in contract negotiations.
“We urge the Senate to pass this important piece of legislation, and we look forward to working with both sides of the aisle to make this a reality, so that more Americans can secure access to ladders to the middle class and in doing so, strengthen the economy.”