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.
This week, the AFL-CIO is leading a PRO Act Week of Action, part of the labor movement’s national campaign urging senators to pass this transformative labor law reform. This week of action includes at least one event near every U.S. senator’s office.
“This PRO Act Week of Action is another full-court press. America’s labor movement is showing up in every corner of our country to demand a fix to our outdated labor laws that are nearly 100 years old,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA). “Our members and all working people are committed to making the PRO Act the law of the land this year.”
Events range from a rally in Fairbanks, Alaska, at Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to a canvass in the Phoenix area, where members will have in-depth conversations about the PRO Act and the importance of Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly supporting this historic piece of labor legislation. The Virginia AFL-CIO and its affiliated central labor councils are continuing their Wednesday with Sen. Mark Warner, with rallies held at the senator’s home-state offices urging Sen. Warner to co-sponsor the PRO Act.
Events are in full swing across the country, including in New York, where Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joined the New York State AFL-CIO at a press conference calling for the passage of the PRO Act. In Indiana, workers held a postcard signing event because we aren’t letting any senator off the hook for not supporting the PRO Act. In Ohio, eight central labor councils across the state held a day of member-to-member canvassing, educating and getting the word out about the PRO Act.
With so many more actions, this week is another milestone in our fight to win passage of the PRO Act.