Pass the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act
Our communities are safer, healthier and stronger when public service workers – people like nurses, paramedics, 911 operators, teachers and sanitation workers – have the freedom to join together in a union and speak up together for their communities. During the COVID crisis, public service workers were on the front lines, risking their health and safety to provide critical services. In many cases, they weren’t even provided the protective equipment they needed.
Public service workers deserve the freedom to form a union and negotiate for pay and benefits without interference from employers if a majority of employees choose to do so.
But in 25 states, public sector workers are denied the freedom to negotiate.
Tell your member of Congress to cosponsor the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act.
Hear From Workers
It’s no secret that when workers stand together, we win higher wages, better health care, benefits, safety standards and resources that allow us to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
Tell us about the difference that being a union member has made in your life.
About the Bill
Learn more about the difference unions make for working people. Use our fact sheet, and letters of support from labor, women’s and civil rights groups to talk to your neighbors and elected representatives.
Or you can write a letter to the editor on why Congress needs to pass the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act.