With Democrats in Full Control, It's Time to Pass the PRO Act

A conversation with leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

Maximillian Alvarez

Members of SEIU in support of AFSCME at the Richard J. Daley Center plaza on February 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images

In this special episode, we talk with three representatives of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades — Jim Williams (General Vice President), Kellie Morgan (Political Director & Community Organizer, District Council 77), and Salvador Herrera (Director of Organizing, District Council 88) — about labor’s fight to pass the PRO Act. We break down what the PRO Act is, why passing it would institute a monumental shift in worker power, and how it would impact the daily realities of workers and organizers.

Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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