Pass the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

Unions remain the most effective vehicle for working people to build the power in numbers they need to secure their rights and freedoms, strengthen their communities and provide a pathway to the middle class. But in 24 states public sector workers lack the freedom to collectively bargain.

With a collective voice, public service workers fight for on-the-job improvements like safer-staffing levels at hospitals, smaller class sizes and for better equipment and training that save lives and improve the delivery of public services.

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would for the first time give public service workers – people like our nurses, school cafeteria workers and first responders – the freedom to join together in a union to win respect and fair treatment on the job.

Call 1-833-969-0551 to urge your representative 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.


Learn more about the differences unions make for working people. Use our fact sheet, letters of support from labor, women’s and civil rights groups to talk to your neighbors and representatives.

Or, you can even write a letter to the editor on why Congress needs to pass the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act!