Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 4 to discuss why the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is so important to the working person.
The Protecting the Right to Organize Act essentially improves labor law and strengthens protections for workers. Burga said that the PRO Act will also eliminate so-called “right to work” laws and end the misclassification of employees, preventing workers from being labeled as independent contractors. The PRO Act will protect worker’s rights to organize, prevent retaliation on organizing employees, make forming their first contract easier and much more. He also talked about private school vouchers and EdChoice.
Scott Vance, CEO and executive director for the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance spoke about what their organization is all about. The Sportsmen’s Alliance is a non-profit conservation organization that aims to educate, expand and improve on access to outdoor programs, conserve and more. Vance talked about a conservation dinner fundraiser and the different sponsorship levels for the event. He discussed how the sportsmen’s alliance is the fastest growing union conservation organization.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about protecting healthcare workers and walkouts to increase pay, better staffing and stop retaliation against workers attempting to organize.
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