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Labor 101

  • B208 Longworth House Office Building (map)

Join the Blue Collar for a Briefing
Co-hosted by: AFL-CIO, Economic Policy Institute, Teamsters, United Autoworkers, United Steelworkers

2pm Tuesday, April 30
B208 LHOB

Unions mean more power for workers to bargain for better wages, retirement security, workplace safety enhancements, affordable health care and more reasonable and predictable hours.  However, far too often, workers face obstacles when they fight for a voice in the workplace.  Many employers resort to subtle and drastic actions to keep workers from forming a union.  Join us for a discussion about what happens in an organizing campaign, what elements are negotiated between workers and employers during the collective bargaining process, and what Congress can do to strengthen labor laws.  In order to advocate for workers, we must understand the obstacles they face.

 Speakers include:

  • Josh Nassar, UAW Legislative Director, Moderator

  • Elise Gould, Senior Economist, Economic Policy Institute

  • Maria Somma, Organizing Director, United Steelworkers

  • Jose Ramirez, Teamsters, freight driver and local organizer, Aurora, IL

  • Kyle DeCant, Education and Labor Committee

To RSVP or for more information about the Blue Collar Caucus, please contact Ted Steinberg (Rep. Boyle) at Ted.Steinberg@mail.house.gov or Thaddeus Woody (Rep. Veasey) at Thaddeus.Woody@mail.house.gov.  We hope to see you there!