Protecting America’s Workers Act Introduced. Would Strengthen OSHA and Workers’ Rights

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Congressman Joe Courtney has introduced a new and improved version of the Protecting America’s Workers Act which significantly expands workers’ rights to participate in improving health and safety in their workplaces, and enhances the ability of OSHA to effectively enforce safe working conditions. 

Workforce Protections Sub-Committee Members Set

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The newly christened House Education and Labor Committee has announced its sub-committee assignments for the 116th Congress. The Workforce Protections sub-committee which covers workplace safety and health issues, workers compensation and trade, international labor rights, and immigration issues as they affect employers and workers, will be chaired by Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC). Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will…

House Workforce Committee Goes Out With a Whimper, Not a Bang

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The last hearing of the soon-to-be late, great Republican-controlled House Education and Workforce Committee of the 115th Congress was supposed to be held yesterday.    The subject: “Mandating a $15 Minimum Wage: Consequences for Workers and Small Businesses”. (Subtext: How a mandatory minimum wage will doom small businesses and starve their employees.) Unfortunately for Republicans…

What’s in a Name? House Labor Committee Reborn

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In one of the first moves of the soon-to-be Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives, Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott has been elected Chair of the newly christened House Education and Labor Committee. Yes, you read that right: (Re)Introducing the House Education and Labor Committee.  The House Education and Workforce Committee is no more.  What’s in a…