Protecting the Right to Organize

This Thursday, February 6, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474.



The PRO Act will restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that give working people a voice on the job so they can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and a safer workplace.



Yesterday, International President Matthew D. Loeb sent a letter urging support of the PRO Act to all members of the House. I invite you to read the letter and share it: https://www.iatse.net/news/iatse-urges-congress-support-protecting-right-organize-act.



This legislation will penalize employers who violate workers’ right to organize, help workers secure a first contract, protect workers who go on strike, and close loopholes that allow companies to misclassify workers as independent contractors.



Please follow this link (https://actionnetwork.org/forms/call-your-representative-co-sponsor-the-pro-act?source=aflcio) and tell your Representative to pass the PRO Act. Once completing the brief form, you will receive a call from the AFL-CIO connecting you to the office of your Member of Congress. It takes just a few minutes – every constituent call is logged and your voice makes a difference in how they will ultimately vote.



Sample Script:

Hello, my name is [ name ] and I am a constituent living in [ your city / town ]. I’m also a proud union member of IATSE Local [ number ] and I’d like to ask Representative [ name ] to vote “YES” on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474 when it comes up for a vote on Thursday. This bill will strengthen the federal laws that give working people like me a voice on the job so we can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a more secure retirement and a safer workplace. Would you please pass this ask along to your boss? Thank you, I appreciate your time and service of our District.   

Please share this information with your friends and family via email and urge them to call this week as well. The PRO Act is a top priority for the IATSE to help us build an economy that works for all working families.

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