Posts tagged Sen. Sherrod Brown

    Unions Are Making a Last-Ditch Effort to Expand Bargaining Rights for VA Medical Professionals

    September 30, 2022 // Officials with multiple federal employee unions on Tuesday urged congressional leaders to call up legislation expanding collective bargaining rights for medical professionals at the Veterans Affairs Department for a vote.

    Not one CEO of the 7 biggest U.S. banks responded “yes” when asked if they would be neutral with employee unionizing.

    September 26, 2022 // “We will operate for our shareholders, our customers, our employees within what the law allows us to do.” When questioned by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) during a hearing from the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, not one CEO of the 7 biggest U.S. banks in America responded with “yes” when asked if they would remain neutral if their employees tried to unionize.

    Does Democrats’ support for unions extend to their own employees?

    April 22, 2022 // The CWU, a group of staffers that launched a union drive earlier this year, wants the House to vote on a resolution guaranteeing staffers protections as soon as next week. Currently, the Congressional Accountability Act allows staffers to organize, but doesn’t offer them any shield from retaliation, meaning staffers could be fired and blacklisted if they do so. Thus far, Pelosi’s office has not commented on when a floor vote could be scheduled on the resolution.

    PRO Act allies hit the road

    December 6, 2021 // Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched in 2016, Communications Workers Association, and the Worker Power Coalition, which includes several national unions, kick off a nationwide tour today aimed at rallying lawmakers around the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, Democrats’ wide-reaching bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions.