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Bonamici: Opioid Crisis Affects Everyone Including Workers, Employers

02.15.18   WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) joined a Congressional hearing on the affect of the opioid crisis on America's workplaces, workers, and employers. Bonamici has hosted community discussions in each of the five counties she represents to hear about the opioid crisis directly from health care providers, social service providers, law enforcement, and people in recovery. You can watch Bonamici's questions at today's hearing here. Studies show that more than 70 percent of emplo… Continue Reading


More than 120 Democrats Urge Department of Labor to Withdraw Harmful Proposed Tip Rule

02.06.18   WASHINGTON - Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member on the Education and the Workforce Committee, Senator Patty Murry (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and 122 Democrats submitted a public comment to Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta urging the Department of Labor (DOL) to withdraw its proposed change to the tip rules. DOL is considering changing existing rules to allow employers to pocket tips of workers, which could result in the… Continue Reading


Rep. Takano, Committee Democrats Voice Strong Opposition to Bill that Weakens Overtime Rights for Low-Income Workers

04.05.17   Washington, D.C. - Today, at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Rep. Takano and Committee Democrats voiced strong opposition to the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R.1180). The bill would weaken overtime rights for low-income workers who are already struggling to keep pace with the economy. Instead of paying workers for their overtime work, the legislation allows employers to pocket employees' overtime pay in return for a vague promise that employees may be able … Continue Reading


Democrats Highlight Priorities for Updating Wage and Hour Policies

02.16.17   WASHINGTON - Today the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on "Federal Wage and Hour Policies in the 21st Century." Committee Democrats believe updating wage and hour policies for the 21st century means raising wages, making more workers eligible for overtime pay, ensuring that workers' schedules are fair and that they can take a day off when they get sick without losing pay, finally securing equal pay for equal work, and stopping wage theft. "It is my hope that the work we to … Continue Reading


Scott, Murray Lead Democratic Amicus Brief Supporting DOL’s Overtime Rule

12.22.16   WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), filed a bicameral amicus brief in support of the Department of Labor's (DOL) appeal of a Texas district court's order enjoining the overtime rule. "As members of Congress working to ensure that workers are provided fair wages, amici have a strong interest in the proper … Continue Reading


Scott, Murray Lead Democratic Amicus Brief Supporting DOL’s Overtime Rule

12.22.16   WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), filed a bicameral amicus brief in support of the Department of Labor's (DOL) appeal of a Texas district court's order enjoining the overtime rule. "As members of Congress working to ensure that workers are provided fair wages, amici have a strong interest in the proper … Continue Reading

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