Title: Phone Bank for the PRO Act
Start Time: 16:00
While Amazon and wealthy corporations are making billions in pandemic profits, working families have faced cuts to hours, unemployment, and worse. Many of us, especially people of color, are now risking our lives as frontline workers to keep our communities safe. And the threat of worsening austerity in our municipal budgets puts our hope of recovery at risk. We need Congress to take bold action and stand with working people.
That’s why the Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, and South Bay Labor Councils are working together to call on Congress to pass the PRO Act and to invest in public services. Funding for public services, unemployment benefits, PPE production, vaccines, stimulus checks, and an eviction moratorium cannot wait.
Pass the PRO Act: If we are going to expand the middle class in America, we must expand unions. The PRO Act will make it easier for workers to join unions, engage in collective bargaining, and end the heavy-handed corporate tactics that make it hard for workers to unionize in America. The time is now to update decades old labor laws to protect and empower workers.
Invest in Public Services: The critical $350 billion that our state and local governments will receive in President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan can allow for better staffing, retention, and fairer contracts. The work we do keeps our communities safe and functioning. We must invest in it.
Essential workers and our families need this relief now. But in order to get this aid, we need every single Democrat to get on board. To do that we need your help: sign up to make a difference for working people by making calls.
United, our voices can make a difference. We are calling union members to urge their Senators to stand with working families every Wednesday evening from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, starting February 10th. After you sign up, your Labor Council will reach out with instructions to set you up for success on your phone bank shift. Training and support are provided, so no experience is necessary.
Share your voice and sign up for a phone bank shift today. Together we can change the course of this pandemic and begin our economic recovery.