Labor & Employment 2017-12-06T04:39:33+00:00

We promote the American labor movement and the rights of all workers.


  • H.R. 6136, Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 - The purpose of this bill is “To amend the immigration laws and provide for border security, and for other purposes.” Although this bill failed to pass in the House, we regard Jason Lewis’s support of it as a notable vote against progressive values. Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “These bills [H.R. 6136, H.R. […]
  • H.R. 1180 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of not less than 1 1/2 hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required, but only if it is in accordance with an applicable collective bargaining agreement […]
  • H. R. 3441, Save Local Business Act. - This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that a person may be considered a joint employer in relation to an employee only if such person directly, actually, and immediately, and not in a limited and routine manner, exercises significant control over the essential terms […]
  • H. J. Res. 66, Disapproving rule for savings arrangements for non-governmental employees. - The rule describes circumstances in which state payroll deduction savings programs with automatic enrollment would not give rise to the establishment of employee pension benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 [ERISA]. It provides guidance to states designing the programs to reduce the risk of ERISA preemption of state laws and […]
  • H. J. Res 83, Disapproving rule to Maintain Accurate Records of Recordable Injury/Illness. - This joint resolution nullifies the Department of Labor’s rule that was published on December 19, 2016, about employers’ ongoing obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “It makes sense to allow OSHA to cite employers for violations in their workplace safety records over a […]
  • H. J. Res 58, Disapproval of the rule relating to teacher preparation issues. - This joint resolution nullifies the “Teacher Preparation Issues” rule finalized by the Department of Education on October 31, 2016. The rule implements requirements related to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The Dept. of Education’s […]
  • H. J. Res 42, Disapproving rule relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants. - This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Labor on August 1, 2016, relating to establishing, for state unemployment compensation program purposes, occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The Obama administration spent four years crafting a deliberately narrow rule to ensure that people aren’t needlessly […]
  • H. J. Res 37, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. - This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on August 25, 2016, relating to revising the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13673 concerning contractor compliance with labor laws. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. Congress […]