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Human Rights and Labor Organizations Release Report on the PRO Act

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The U.S. Senate should pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, five human rights and labor groups said today in releasing a question-and-answer document about the issue. The groups—including Human Rights Watch, the AFL-CIO, Amnesty International USA, the Economic Policy Institute and the National Employment Law Project—called on senators to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle rampant economic inequality by empowering workers and building a more just and human rights-based economy. The 16-page document, Why the PRO Act Matters for the Right to Unionize, examines how the PRO Act would bring our country closer to eliminating many of the barriers that prevent workers from exercising our rights to organize a union.