Upper Peninsula workers rally for PRO Act

Upper Peninsula workers showed their gratitude to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters this afternoon.

Members of the Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation (UPRLF) and other U.P. workers celebrated the Michigan senators voting for the Protecting the Right to Organize, or PRO, Act.

The legislation supports workers and aims to reform labor laws.

“People can’t sustain themselves on $10, $12 an hour,” said UPRLF President Michael Thibault. “This gives them an opportunity to earn a decent wage.” He added, “It would be sad if unemployment benefits pass what a person could earn working for a living.”

Supporters waved at passing cars and heard words from organization members.

Thibault added a personal thanks to the senators for their support, and said he hoped they would persuade others to support it as well.