Passing the PRO Act and Building the Next Union Generation
Young people across the country are coming together to fight for overdue changes they want to see across all aspects of social and economic life. They recognize that our economy makes them work twice as hard for much less in return.
On top of being saddled with significant student debt, young people are forced to fight for underpaid jobs with stagnant wages, meager benefits and low job stability—all while corporations and the richest Americans continue to rake in an outsized proportion of income share.
So it makes sense that workers younger than 35 are organizing unions at their jobs more than other age groups. Support for unions is higher now than it has been in decades—with young workers ages 18–34 leading the enthusiasm. Unions remain the single best tool for addressing income inequality and turning bad jobs into good ones. And as union density increases, income inequality decreases.
The PRO Act is critically important to all middle- and low-income workers, and especially younger workers. This historic bill would ensure that young people can continue to join together to make their jobs better, and form a union if they choose—free from employer intimidation and scare tactics.