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Committee Democrats Combat Effects of Opioid Epidemic in the Workplace

02.15.18   WASHINGTON - Today, the Subcommittees on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions and Workforce Protections held a joint hearing entitled, "Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces." American workplaces are feeling the effects of substance use disorders. Studies show that more than 70 percent of employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, ranging from absenteeism and reduced productivity to higher health care costs. "It is no surprise t… Continue Reading

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

Sablan: We Can Address the Needs of Working Americans by Updating Labor Protections

02.14.17   WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (MP), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, delivered the following statement during a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board. Rep. Sablan emphasized new legislative ideas to improve the National Labor Relations Act - outlined in the WAGE Act - and hoped the Committee would refocus its attention on issues where there is bipartisan consensus, rather than attacks on workers' right to organize on … Continue Reading

Scott Statement on April Jobs Report

05.06.16   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement today after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that during the month of April, the economy added 160,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent: "Today's job report represents the 74th consecutive month of private-sector job growth while the unemployment rate remains steady at 5 percent. This is excellent news and proves that under President Obama and his Administration, we continue… Continue Reading

Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule Promotes Transparency for Working People

04.27.16   WASHINGTON - Today, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP), held a hearing entitled, "The Persuader Rule: The Administration's Latest Attack on Employer Free Speech and Worker Free Choice." The hearing addressed the Department of Labor's (DOL) final persuader rule, which requires employers and "union avoidance consultants" to report their persuader arrangements to DOL, pursuant to the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) of 1959. When workers seek to … Continue Reading

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