Add your name if you agree: We need to fight union busting by passing the PRO Act
Elizabeth Warren has been making progress for working Americans. However, union busting efforts against the public service sector and manufacturing workers could roll back our gained ground. With an eye to the Mid Terms, or more accurately, the 2022 Congressional Elections, Elizabeth and Warren Democrats is asking for your support in 2 ways here.
- Sign the petition to support the PRO Act
- Take the Congressional Elections ’22 Issues Survey
- And donate if you can
Something incredible is happening across the country.
Working people are recognizing how much power they have. When they come together, they’re using that power to unionize workplaces across the country.
Just look at Amazon, where a dedicated group of local organizers overcame union busting and beat Goliath by winning a union election in Staten Island. Which is the first ever at any Amazon warehouse.
Or school districts and hospitals across the country, where educators, nurses, and staff have been fighting for good pay, good benefits, and safe conditions for everybody.
Or Starbucks, where workers are organizing all over the place, including two stores in the Boston area that just voted unanimously to become the first unionized Starbucks locations in the Commonwealth (woo-hoo!).
I’m inspired by brave union organizers putting their livelihoods on the line to fight for each other and to fight for families across the country. I’d love to take a moment to share a few quotes from those Starbucks union organizers right after they won their elections in Boston last week.
To help emphasize what this moment means:
“McDonald’s workers, if you’re out there, you can do this. Wendy’s, I’m looking at you, you can unionize. It’s possible. And it seems impossible, but it’s not.” – Maria
“It’s been this huge domino effect. Seeing more stores file [for union elections] is so empowering for us. And it kind of makes us want to win more, because we want to show up for our partners to say, ‘Hey, we’re doing this, and we won, so you can too.” – Ash
Responding to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who recently asked a Starbucks union organizer, “If you hate Starbucks so much, why don’t you go somewhere else?”: “Our partners, our coworkers, we’re not just like friends. We are family.
I don’t want to leave that. That’s not what this is about. I just found it so insulting. I love our regulars…So no, I don’t hate Starbucks. Don’t ever say that. We don’t hate it. This is pretty much all a lot of us have at this point.” – Maria
When workers fight, workers win! Every union victory builds momentum for more wins and puts power in the hands of working people, where it belongs.
But giant corporations are fighting back with some ugly union busting. They’re firing union organizers, spreading disinformation at mandatory meetings, threatening workers, basically saying the sky will fall if anyone so much as whispers the word “union,” and more. But even if corporations get caught breaking the law, they often just get slaps on the wrist. If that.
So, we need to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would hit union busters with tough new fines, clear the way for more workers to organize more unions, and be the strongest pro-worker law in decades. It’s already gotten through the U.S. House, and President Biden is ready to sign it.
Unions built America’s middle class, and unions will rebuild America’s middle class. But we’ve got to keep raising our voices and get the PRO Act through the Senate to make it easier to form a union. Add your name if you agree: We need to fight union busting by passing the PRO Act.
We can’t count on billionaire CEOs to support workers out of the goodness of their hearts. We need to demand real change — from picket lines to ballot boxes to the halls of Congress.
I’m staying in this fight all the way. And, when we fight side by side, we make each other stronger.
We must pass the PRO Act to fight back against union busting, make it easier for workers to form unions, and put more power in the hands of working people.
Thanks for being a part of this,
P.S. Remember: Don’t cross a picket line! Instead, join one. And maybe bring some snacks.
I’m asking for your input
It’s been a busy week in Washington.
President Biden has extended the pause on student loan payments, we’re getting ready to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and you’ve helped make it all happen as a member of this team. Thank you for being in this fight.
But I’ve also got one eye on this year’s midterms elections. Things are heating up: Texas already had their first round of voting, and four candidates we endorsed either won their primaries outright or made it to the runoff. Greg Casar, Jessica Cisneros, Jasmine Crockett, and Michelle Vallejo! And more elections are coming right up.
I’m getting ready to endorse more Democrats who are in this fight to put power in the hands of working people. But first, I want to hear from you.
What are the top issues on your mind right now, and what do you want candidates to focus on this year? Fill in this quick survey to let me know — it should only take a couple of minutes, and it will go a long way to shape our work together for 2022.
By protecting and expanding our razor-thin Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, we can accomplish a whole lot more in Congress. Including bypassing the Senate filibuster to defend the right to vote and the right to have that vote counted.
And by electing strong progressive champions at the state and local level, we can drive progress on so many policy issues that touch people’s daily lives, like the schools they send their kids to, and the doctors they’re able to see.
We can also fight back against the extreme right-wing assault on Constitutional freedoms in state houses across the country, from abortion rights to LGBTQ+ equality, to voting rights.
I’m fired up! I want to know what you’re fired up about, too.
Thanks for being a part of this,
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