Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Union members in Arizona are on the front lines in the fight for the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. Thousands of workers across the state are campaigning to pass this crucial legislation, as both Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have not signed on as co-sponsors. The Arizona AFL-CIO has been the hub of this campaign, bringing together affiliates and organizing actions throughout the state. The state federation is sharing the voices of its members like Marilyn Wilbur (UNITE HERE): “Being a veteran, I didn’t fight all those years in the military to have people treated wrongly when they worked so hard to take care of their family. I would like the PRO Act to pass because one job should be enough, and it’s not right now.”