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.

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Maximillian Alvarez is editor-in-chief at the Real News Network and host of the podcast Working People, available at InThe​se​Times​.com. He is also the author of The Work of Living: Working People Talk About Their Lives and the Year the World Broke.

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