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05.07.19

IFPTE Asks Congress to Support Workers Rights & Reform Labor Law

IFPTE sent letters urging Members of the House and Senate to support H.R.2474 and S.1306, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act.

Workers seeking to organize unions with IFPTE have had to overcome intimidation, retaliation, employers’ delaying tactics, public relations campaigns intended to discourage workers from organizing by instilling fear, and threats of closing shop should employees vote to form a union. IFPTE members who have voted to form unions also have witnessed employers stall negotiations for a first contract, a tactic meant to undermine support for new unions. While many of these tactics involve violations of the letter and intent of existing labor laws, employers engage in these practices time and again, interfering or denying workers the right to choose to bargain collectively.

If enacted, The PRO Act would counter the all too common anti-union intimidation tactics that workers in union organizing campaigns and first contract negotiations are subjected to.”

--Read IFPTE’s letters to the House and Senate urging support for the PRO Act below.
--Read the summary of the PRO Act.
--Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee hearings page.

  • The HELP Subcommittee in the House will be holding a hearing on the PRO Act on May 8. Watch the hearing, which includes AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, illegally-terminated health care worker Jim Staus, and Georgetown University Law Center Workers' Rights Institute's Mark Gaston Pearce
  • View the hearing on YouTube

IFPTE's Letter to the House Urging Support for the PRO Act

IFPTE's Letter to the Senate Urging Support for the PRO Act

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