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Houlahan Stands with Workers and Passes Bipartisan PRO Act

Landmark legislation would protect workers’ collective bargaining rights and strengthen PA’s middle class

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, of which she is a cosponsor. This bipartisan legislation is historic in its robust support of workers’ collective bargaining rights.

“To grow the middle class, you need to stand with working Americans,” said Houlahan. “I’m supporting the PRO Act because I believe an economy is best positioned to grow and thrive, particularly for the middle class, when each and every worker has the right to join a union. I urge the Senate to swiftly take up this legislation as we work together to rebuild this economy for working families across the Commonwealth.”

 “The right to organize elevates workers and is critical to rebuilding Pennsylvania’s middle class,” said Joe Williams, International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 5. “This legislation protects our rights to hold safe and fair elections for our workers. We are grateful to Rep. Houlahan for her continued support of unions everywhere.”

The PRO Act will:

  • Provide new tools to protect workers
  • Establish stronger safeguards to ensure workers can hold free and fair union elections

Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee.