Statement on Introduction of Landmark Worker Rights Bill

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the introduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:

“Our nation is in desperate need of labor law reform. Too often, the deck is stacked against working people who are trying to join together in union for safer working conditions and wages that can sustain their families. The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the vast inequalities that have always existed in our state and in our country. But we have an opportunity to improve the lives of workers across the United States. The PRO Act will be one of the most important pieces of legislation for working people in a generation. It will not only increase worker power at a time when it’s sorely needed, it will help to ensure that our economic recovery is shared by all, not just the wealthy few.”

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