February 28, 2023

Gallego Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Arizona Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined workers, labor leaders, and fellow members of Congress to introduce H.R. 20, the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), bipartisan legislation that strengthens federal laws protecting workers’ rights to join a union.

“When workers form unions, they can access higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. Every worker in Arizona deserves the right to join a union if they choose to, and this bill protects that right,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego. “Unions are essential to rebuilding Arizona’s middle class, and I’m proud to join my colleagues to introduce this legislation that will empower workers to exercise their right to organize, while also holding bad actors accountable when they engage in unfair practices and labor law violations.”

The PRO Act protects the basic right to join a union by:

  • Empowering workers to exercise their right to organize

  • Holding employers accountable for violating workers’ rights

  • Securing free, fair, and safe union elections.

Fact Sheet: Protecting the Right to Organize Act