House Passes PRO Act, Bill Enshrining Right For Workers To Organize

In one of the strongest pro-worker legislative bills in modern history, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) in a 225-206 vote, swaying five Republicans to the pro-worker cause. The bill could reach the Senate floor as soon as next week. “The PRO Act would protect and empower workers to exercise our freedom to organize a bargain,” Richard Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), told NPR in March. “It’s a game changer. If you really want to correct inequality in this country — wag…

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