House Votes To Allow Congressional Staffers To Unionize

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Published on May 11, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

House Votes To Allow Congressional Staffers To Unionize

House Votes To Allow , Congressional Staffers To Unionize.

Fox News reports that on the evening of May 10, the House of Representatives passed a bill that gives congressional employees the right to unionize.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, issued a statement after the "historic" bill was passed by a vote of 217-202.

Today, the House took historic action paving the way for Congressional staffers to choose to join together in a union.

By empowering staffers to advocate for themselves and each other, we take an important step to ensure the House is best able to serve the American people, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, via statement.

The Democratic House is committed to honoring their service, while ensuring the Congress is well-positioned to compete for outstanding and diverse staff.

Last week, I was proud to announce that the House will set its first-ever pay floor, establishing a minimum annual salary of $45,000, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, via statement.

These new steps build on the actions that I have been proud to take as Speaker to strengthen and diversify our Capitol Hill workforce, including establishing the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion to help open the doors to public service for underrepresented communities, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, via statement.

Rep.

Andy Levin, who authored the resolution, also issued a statement.

After 26 years, the House has finally provided its workers the fundamental human right to form a union without fear of retaliation.

, Rep.

Andy Levin, resolution author, via statement.

As someone who has spent decades in the labor movement and devoted their life to protecting and enhancing workersโ€™ rights, this moment stands out as a major highlight, Rep.

Andy Levin, resolution author, via statement.

According to current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, President Biden is also in favor of the resolution.

According to current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, President Biden is also in favor of the resolution


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