Debate and a vote on the legislation are pending in the Senate
With House of Representatives passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act yesterday, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO joins with all of America’s labor movement and President Joe Biden in urging the Senate to pass these long-overdue historic reforms.
“We are grateful to New Jersey’s entire House delegation for their leadership in co-sponsoring and voting for the PRO Act,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said. “More workers than ever before want the job security, good wages and benefits, and workplace safety and fairness that only a union contract brings. The PRO Act will clear the path for working men and women to organize without interference.
“We also thank our U.S. senators for their support of the PRO Act,” President Wowkanech continued, “and we ask them to urge their colleagues to vote for this bill so President Biden can sign it quickly.”
All 12 members of the New Jersey House delegation co-sponsored and voted for the PRO Act, which passed 225-206: Donald Norcross, D-1st District, Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd District, Andy Kim, D-3rd District, Chris Smith, R-4th District, Josh Gottheimer, D-5th District, Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th District, Tom Malinowski, D-7th District, Albio Sires, D-8th District, Bill Pascrell Jr., D-9th District, Donald Payne Jr., D-10th District, Mikie Sherrill, D-11th District, and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12th District.
U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, both D-N.J., are co-sponsors of the PRO Act in the Senate. Debate and a vote on the legislation are still pending.