Biden Shows Strong Support for Working People with Endorsement of PRO Act
A week after releasing the most pro-union statement from a president in decades, President Biden issued a statement of administration policytoday that strongly supports the passage of the PRO Act. The administration recognizes that the right to organize a union is a fundamental building block of the American Dream. Passing the PRO Act would strengthen and expand working people’s ability to form and join unions. In a press release, the administration noted that unions give workers a stronger voice in the workplace so we can increase wages, improve job quality, protect job security, protect against discrimination and harassment, and protect workers’ health, safety and benefits. The administration also made clear that the policy of the U.S. government, under law, is to encourage union organizing and collective bargaining.
It continued: “The Administration strongly encourages the House to pass H.R. 842, and looks forward to working with the Congress to enact this critical legislation that safeguards workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively. The PRO Act will strengthen our democracy and advance dignity in the workplace.”