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April 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI), vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in sending a bipartisan letter to House Leadership requesting funding in future COVID-19 relief legislation for the National Labor Relations Board to develop a system for holding union elections electronically. 168 bipartisan House Members signed the letter in support.
February 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led 85 Members in opposing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed rule that would make it more difficult for unionized federal workers to obtain effective representation during the EEOC employment discrimination complaint process.
February 7, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and 106 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar urging the Department to return to the bargaining table and negotiate employment contracts in good faith with unions representing HHS employees.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement on the 29th day of the ongoing Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 strike in Virginia:
November 14, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and 18 House colleagues today in introducing the Respect Graduate Student Workers Act, which prohibits the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from enacting their proposed rule which would strip graduate student workers’ right to unionize, Jurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their Studies.
October 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, and 79 colleagues in urging Attorney General William Barr to withdraw a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) in sending a letter to the Department of Labor expressing opposition to the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ proposed rule entitled, “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.”
September 13, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus wrote to Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella and President Trump to oppose the gutting of an Obama-era Exeuctive Order that protects all federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in introducing legislation to prohibit the relocation of any federal department or agency headquarters outside of the National Capital Region (NCR) without congressional approval.
September 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led 217 Members in urging House leaders to protect federal workers’ collective bargaining rights as they finalize appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2020.