Post Tagged with: "House of Representatives"

House Dems to Obama’s Trade Rep: Write Enforceable Labor Rights into Trans-Pacific Pact

WASHINGTON –The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact must include enforceable labor rights in its text, an overwhelming majority of House Democrats told the Obama administration’s U.S. Trade Representative on May 29.  And even if it does, the leaders of the group say, the TPP still faces tough sledding on Capitol Hill. The warning drew high praise from Communications Workers […]

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House GOP Ambushes NLRB, Again

WASHINGTON –Using the excuse of decrying “ambush elections,” the Republican Right Wingers who dominate the House Education and the Workforce Committee ambushed the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at a March 5 hearing on the board’s proposal – without, of course, giving the NLRB a chance to reply. Though the hearing’s tone was low-key, the rhetoric from both the GOP […]

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Statement on Farm Bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $956 billion farm bill in a bipartisan vote. AFSA is very concerned that the final bill included more than $8 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. This cut will […]

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Labor, Allies to use Public Pressure to Push Jobless Benefits Through Hostile U.S. House GOP Majority

WASHINGTON —With 72,000 more unemployed workers losing their jobless benefits every week, organized labor and its civic, religious and congressional Democratic allies turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.             That promise came from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and others in a press conference-cum-rally Jan. 8 on Capitol Hill, […]

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