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Building Worker Power

  • 2261 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Dear Colleague:

Please join us for an important briefing with workers, an economist, and legal experts on the current state of the labor movement and on the need to protect workers’ rights to join unions and negotiate for better working conditions.

Unions have been shown to grow the middle class and reduce income inequality. As recent research demonstrates, union members earn 25.6 percent more than their non-union counterparts. However, too many employers use unlawful tactics to prevent workers from organizing a union, and current labor law has virtually no deterrent to these persistent violations. Further, the National Labor Relations Board under the Trump administration is working to undermine existing protections under labor law. As Congress considers legislation to protect workers’ rights to organize unions, we invite you to attend this briefing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2018

2:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Building

Room 2261

  • A housekeeper at a Boston Marriott who participated in the recent successful strikes

  • A nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital who is organizing a union

  • Heidi Shierholz: Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute

  • Jody Calemine: Chief of Staff, Communications Workers of America

  • Lynn Rhinehart: Senior Fellow, Economic Policy Institute

This event is co-hosted by the AFL-CIO and the Economic Policy Institute. This briefing is in collaboration with the House Education and Labor Committee. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Sincerely,

Committee on Education and Labor- Democrats