On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the Nevada State Democratic Party Central Committee adopted the below resolution in support of the PRO Act.
A RESOLUTION in support of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which provides a generational opportunity for the labor movement and serves as the cornerstone of the AFL-CIO’s Workers First Agenda,
WHEREAS, inequality has skyrocketed due to the failure of policymakers to pass pro worker labor laws and properly administer the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, which has been dismantled for several decades to make it more difficult for workers to form unions,
WHEREAS, the PRO Act is the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression, as it stands to give workers a free and fair choice on whether to form a union, ensure workers can reach a first contract quickly after a union is recognized, end employers’ practice of punishing striking workers by hiring permanent replacements, and hold corporations accountable with real penalties for illegally retaliating against workers who organize,
WHEREAS, the PRO Act will help make America’s economy work for working people, and help raise stagnant wages that have only increased a mere 9% from 1973 to 2013, while productivity has increased 74% over that same time period,
WHEREAS, wage stagnation and runaway inequality of political, social, and economic power have undermined the public’s faith in our democracy,
WHEREAS, through the expansion of collective bargaining under the PRO Act, there will be increases in pay and protections for women, people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community in areas where our non-discrimination laws are still falling short,
WHEREAS, America must build back better with unions by making the PRO Act the law of the land, increasing worker power and rebuilding our economy fairly for all of us,
WHEREAS, The Nevada State Democratic Party acknowledges Congressional Members, Steven Horsford and Dina Titus for co-sponsoring the PRO Act ensuring its passage and Susie Lee for her vote for the PRO Act in the U.S. House of Representatives,
WHEREAS, The Nevada State Democratic Party acknowledges U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen for co-sponsoring the PRO Act in the U.S. Senate;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Nevada State Democratic Party hereby declare and affirm our support for the immediate passage of the PRO Act; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Nevada State Democratic Party Chair shall direct the staff to transmit this Resolution as written to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Jacky Rosen, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Nevada Democratic Congressional Delegation, and post on the Nevada State Party website and social media platforms within 72 hours of the resolution passage.