Sánchez Votes to Protect and Empower American Workers
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), co-founder of the Labor Caucus, released the following statement on House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The PRO Act protects the basic right to join a union by empowering workers to organize, holding employers accountable for violating workers’ rights, and securing free, fair, and safe union elections.
“Middle class Americans and working families were being left behind before the COVID-19 pandemic – and they have suffered the most from job loss and layoffs over the last year,” said Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez. “That’s why it is more important than ever to protect our workers and their right to unionize as we rebuild our economy. Working people in Southern California and across the country work day in and day out and are still just barely scraping by. The right to collectively bargain is critical in the fight for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Especially after decades of anti-labor attacks, we must protect workers from retaliation and intimidation. The PRO Act is an important step in making sure we acknowledge the dignity of working families in this country.”