The Fight for Fairness: Building on the Progress of the Fair Labor Standards Act
WASHINGTON – Today, June 21st, to commemorate the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Democratic leadership will hold a forum to discuss the best way to build the progress of the FLSA.
Eighty years after the passage of this landmark legislation, millions of workers in this country still struggle to make ends meet and get ahead. It is time once again for Congress to stand up and fight for American workers. We know what works, and now have an added benefit of knowing where the gaps remain in the law that leave some of our most vulnerable workers behind.
Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and the Workforce
Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Committee on Natural Resources
Ranking Member Mark Takano (CA-41), Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Educations Appropriations
Ben Olinsky, Center for American Progress
Sharon Block, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School
Laura Huizar, National Employment Law Project
Matthew Capece, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Samantha Sanders, Economic Policy Institute
Emily Chatterjee, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Bruce Goldstein, Farmworker Justice
Irene Jor, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Joi Chaney, Equal Pay Today!
Reid Maki, National Consumers League
Emily Martin, National Women’s Law Center
WHAT: Panel discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act and outlining policies to build on its progress