Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on the US House’s 220 to 205 passage of the Protecting the Right to Organizing (PRO) Act:
“The US House of Representatives just took a major step toward leveling the playing field for working people by passing the PRO Act.
“Today’s vote was an opportunity for members of Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation to unequivocally show whether they stand with the working people of our state. We thank Representatives Craig, McCollum, Omar, and Phillips for their support in passing legislation that will remove the barriers workers face to joining together in unions to negotiate a fair return on their work. We’re also deeply disappointed with Representatives Emmer, Fischbach, Hagedorn, and Stauber for siding with the large corporate interests who are opposing the PRO Act.
“As the legislation heads to the Senate, where both Senators Klobuchar and Smith have signed on as cosponsors, we urge Senators to send the PRO Act to President Biden’s desk as soon as possible.”