On Feb. 28, the UFCW issued a statement in support of the reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would provide new protections to workers seeking to organize, and urged Congress to pass the bill.
“The PRO Act would be a transformational bill that protects the rights and livelihoods of essential workers all across the United States,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement. “Every American, union member or not, deserves the transparency and accountability for employers that the PRO Act offers. From preventing the misclassification of essential workers as ‘independent contractors’ to eliminating barriers that workers face when trying to organize and increasing penalties for employers who violate workers’ rights – every provision in the PRO Act supports American workers.”
“The UFCW has always stood with every worker fighting to improve their workplace and build a better life,” Perrone added. “There’s no more important step that our country could take right now to support those efforts than passing the PRO Act. Today, the UFCW joins the entire labor movement in calling on Congress to empower working families by doing exactly that.”