WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million workers in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential industries across North America, released the following statement in support of the reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“The PRO Act would be a transformational bill that protects the rights and livelihoods of essential workers all across the United States. Every American, union member or not, deserves the transparency and accountability for employers that the PRO Act offers. From preventing the misclassification of essential workers as ‘independent contractors’ to eliminating barriers that workers face when trying to organize and increasing penalties for employers who violate workers’ rights – every provision in the PRO Act supports American workers.
“The UFCW has always stood with every worker fighting to improve their workplace and build a better life. There’s no more important step that our country could take right now to support those efforts than passing the PRO Act. Today, the UFCW joins the entire labor movement in calling on Congress to empower working families by doing exactly that.”
The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States. UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.