Rep. Payne, Jr. Votes for PRO Act

February 7, 2020
Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act yesterday to show his continued support of America’s unionized workers.  The bill would help workers in several ways.  It would strengthen the ability of workers to form unions so they can negotiate better wages and benefits.  It would protect the rights of workers to strike when necessary and engage in collective or class actions to enforce their rights.  Also, it would make companies inform all employees of their rights and create stronger penalties when those rights are violated. 

Congressman Payne, Jr. has been a strong supporter of unions and worker’s rights.  He said he was proud to support the PRO Act.          

“Unions have been the only tool workers have to protect and defend their rights in the workplace,” said Congressman Payne, Jr.  “Slowly, workers have been losing those rights during the last few years.  This bill helps restore many of those rights and remedy what has been an ongoing issue in this country.  We cannot continue to pass tax breaks for corporate owners at the expense of the workers.  We need this bill and bills like it to protect and grow our shrinking middle class.” 

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