Local 627 joins Arizona State AFL-CIO for PRO Act rally

The PRO Act is the biggest legislation that could be passed in over 50 years for unions. The Arizona unions were major advocates in getting our two Arizona State Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly elected.

Jacob Evenson, BM-ST L-627

L-627 members, along with their brothers and sisters in the labor movement, march three miles in the rain to show support for the PRO Act. Photo Credit: Fuerte Arts Movement

A rare summer rainfall didn’t prevent Local 627 (Phoenix, Arizona) from taking to the streets in July for a Pro Act rally. Boilermakers joined with their brothers and sisters in the labor movement and the Arizona State AFL-CIO to demand their U.S. Democratic Senators support the PRO Act.

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the foundation of the AFL-CIO’s Workers First Agenda. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act, and now it waits for a vote in the Senate. Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Senator Mark Kelly were elected by Arizona voters on the promise that they would support Arizona’s working families, yet both say they are still undecided on whether they’ll vote for the PRO Act.

“The PRO Act is the biggest legislation that could be passed in over 50 years for unions. The Arizona unions were major advocates in getting our two Arizona State Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly elected,” said L-627 BM-ST Jacob Evenson. 

A recent poll by Data for Progress found that 65% of Arizonans support the PRO Act.

“Now that we’re not getting full support of this critical legislation that all unions need, we must organize marches such as this and hold these elected officials accountable,” Evenson said. “This Arizona AFL-CIO rally showed them if they do not support this legislation, we will not support them during the next election.”

Take action: Use the Boilermakers’ PRO Act toolkit to spread the word and call on your senator to pass the PRO Act
https://boilermakers.org/leap/issues/pro-act

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Published September 23, 2021

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Volume 60, Number 3
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