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State Dems urge congressional delegation to protect workers’ right to organize

Reps. Gil Blair of Weathersfield and Brigid Kelly of Cincinnati introduced a resolution in October that called on leaders to pass the PRO Act.
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State Rep. Gil Blair of Weathersfield (Photo courtesy of

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Gil Blair, D-Weathersfield, joined House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday (Feb. 5) to urge Ohio’s congressional delegation to support the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), which would protect workers’ right to organize.

The vote is pending before the U.S. House.

“We expect a vote this week on the PRO Act, and we implore the Ohio congressional delegation to vote to strengthen protections for working people — not undermine them by continuing to chip away at their rights,” Blair said in a news release.

The bill would give millions of workers additional protections to organize and negotiate for better pay, better benefits and safer working conditions, according to the release.

Blair and Rep. Brigid Kelly, D-Cincinnati, introduced a resolution in the Ohio House in October 2019 that called on congressional leaders to stand with working people and pass the PRO Act (HR 2474).