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Maloney Votes to Support Hudson Valley Workers and Strengthen Unions

Feb 6, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Votes to Support Hudson Valley Workers and Strengthen Unions
House passes the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, the most significant upgrade to U.S. labor law in 80 years

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bold, bipartisan bill that will strengthen workers’ power to stand together and negotiate for fairer paychecks, better benefits, and safer working conditions. The PRO Act is the most significant upgrade to U.S. labor laws in 80 years.

“Our labor unions protect the rights of Hudson Valley workers and help set a higher standard of living for working families across our state. As powerful special interests continue to attack our unions, Congress needs to draw a clear line in the sand and stand up for hard-working families,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “I’m proud to support the PRO Act, which will protect our unions, give New Yorkers the freedom to negotiate a better working environment, and strengthen our local economy.”

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, unions have consistently provided workers with a 10- to 20-percent wage boost over non-union counterparts over the past eight decades.

In response to the continued anti-labor attacks funded by powerful special interests, the PRO Act makes comprehensive and necessary changes to protect and strengthen workers’ rights. The PRO Act:

  • Introduces meaningful, enforceable penalties for companies and executives that violate workers’ rights;
  • Protects and expands workers’ power to stand together and negotiate for bigger paychecks, better benefits, and safer working conditions, and closes loopholes that corporations use to exploit workers; and
  • Strengthens workers’ access to fair union elections and requires corporations to respect the results.

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