Federal Delegation Joins Nevada AFL-CIO for PRO Act Week of Action Kick-Off Event

Las Vegas, Nev. — On Monday, April 26, 2021, at 5 p.m., the Nevada federal delegation will join Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister and Northern Nevada Central Labor Council President Mike Pilcher for a PRO Act Week of Action kick-off event, live-streamed to Facebook. 

“In Nevada, we are fortunate to have three of our Congressional Representatives and both Senators on board to pass the PRO Act into law. They recognize that workers who are represented by unions earn higher pay, have safer workplaces, and are more likely to have employer-sponsored health care and retirement plans,” McAllister said. “Nevada’s workers deserve a voice on the job and at the bargaining table. It’s time for a change. It’s time for accountability and action. It’s time to pass the PRO Act.”

“Now more than ever, it is important that workers have a voice at the city, state and national levels so that they can change the economic playing field and share in our country’s prosperity. Organized labor has a long history of advocating for exactly that, building a new economy from the ground up instead of the top down. The PRO Act is the next step in that journey,” Pilcher said.

The labor movement is engaging in a national week of action to pass the PRO Act, April 26-May 1, encompassing Workers Memorial Day and May Day. The PRO Act is a generational opportunity and the cornerstone of the AFL-CIO’s Workers First Agenda. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act in 2020, but an anti-worker majority blocked it in the Senate.

The PRO Act is the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression because it will:

  • Empower workers to exercise our freedom to organize and bargain. 

  • Ensure that workers can reach a first contract quickly after a union is recognized.

  • End employers’ practice of punishing striking workers by hiring permanent replacements. Speaking up for labor rights is within every worker’s rights—and workers shouldn’t lose our jobs for it.

  • Hold corporations accountable by strengthening the National Labor Relations Board and allowing it to penalize employers who retaliate against working people in support of the union or collective bargaining.

  • Create pathways for workers to form unions, without fear, in newer industries like Big Tech.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: April 26, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Streamed live to Facebook here
Appearances: Congressman Steven Horsford, Congresswomen Dina Titus and Susie Lee, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen