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June 7, 2017 202-677-7060
Workforce Fairness Institute Applauds Pro-Worker Legislation Introduction
Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act & Employee Privacy Protection Act Represent Steps Forward
Washington, D.C. – Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) spokesperson Heather Greenaway released the following statement today in response to U.S. Representative Joe Wilson’s introduction of the Employee Privacy Act (H.R. 2775) and U.S. Representative Tim Walberg’s introduction of the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776):
“We applaud the action undertaken by Members of Congress to put the interests of workers first. The Employee Privacy Act at its core protects worker information and empowers them to control its disclosure during workplace organizing efforts diminishing threats of intimidation and harassment. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act takes fundamental steps to protect decades of labor standards in union elections by among other things ensuring employees can make well informed decisions and employers are able to participate in the process. With the recent introduction of the Employee Rights Act, Congress is demonstrating a real understanding that the actions of the last eight years undercutting the rights of workers must be addressed. We hope these bills receive expedited and serious consideration.”
The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace. To learn more, please visit: http://www.workforcefairness.com.
To schedule an interview with a Workforce Fairness Institute representative, please contact Ryan Williams at (202) 677-7060.