Chairman Miller Says Push to Pass Employee Free Choice Act Will Go On
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement today after Republican Senators blocked the Senate from voting on the Employee Free Choice Act:
“The majority of the House of Representatives has voted to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, and a majority of the Senate has shown that it would vote to pass the legislation, too, if given the opportunity. But unfortunately for America's workers and their families, Republicans in the Senate are blocking that opportunity.
“Republican Senators have shown once again that they do not understand the very real economic concerns of America's middle class families. They continue to vote for the special interests and against American workers. The legislation they blocked from a vote today would restore workers' rights to form unions and bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. This legislation is sorely needed given that, for the last several years, the incomes of middle class families have been falling.
“This fight is far from over. We will keep pushing until this bill becomes law. For far too long, workers have been denied the ability to share fully in the economic benefits of their labor. If we want to grow and strengthen America's middle class, we have got to level the playing field between employers and employees, and the Employee Free Choice Act is the best way to do that.”
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