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ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Supports Bill to Defend and Secure Labor Unions

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Washington, February 7, 2020 | comments

 Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to speak in support of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, legislation that strengthens the federal laws that protect workers’ right to join a union.

Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered:

“Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Because of the force of labor unions, American workers have higher wages and workplaces that are fairer and safer. We can thank labor unions for things like employee health coverage, the end of child labor, and the 40-hour work week.

To counter the power of collective bargaining, some in corporate America have struck back by harassing union organizers, denying information to employees, and using independent contractors.

That’s why I’m voting for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, to defend and secure our labor unions — the champions of the American workers.

I urge support of this amendment and the bill, and I yield back.”

For video of the speech, click here.

For more information on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, click here.

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