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S.525 - The National Right To Work Law

Some lawmakers are once again trying to make a push to kill unions here in the United States. The Right to Work (for less) law is designed to defund the unions and cripple their ability to fight for workers rights. There are currently 28 states that have Right to Work laws.  This current push is to make it a federal law that all states would have to abide by. Lets stand together and fight to keep our rights to collectively bargain effectively. 

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S.2254 - BUTCH - LEWIS ACT

This bill establishes the Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury and a related trust fund to make loans to certain multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.

To receive a loan, a plan must be either in critical and declining status (including any plan with respect to which a suspension of benefits has been approved) or insolvent, if the plan became insolvent after December 16, 2014, and has not been terminated.

Treasury must issue bonds to fund the loan program and transfer amounts equal to the proceeds to the trust fund established by this bill. The Pension Rehabilitation Administration may use the funds, without a further appropriation, to make loans, pay principal and interest on the bonds, or for administrative and operating expenses.

The bill allows the sponsor of a multiemployer pension plan that is applying for a loan under this bill to also apply to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) for financial assistance if, after receiving the loan, the plan will still become (or remain) insolvent within the 30-year period beginning on the date of the loan.

The bill also appropriates to the PBGC the funds that are necessary to provide the financial assistance required by this bill.

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H.R.1074 - Protecting America's Workers Act

Sponsor:

Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 02/07/2019)

To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members.

Ask your reps to OPPOSE these bills!

Senate Bill S.287

Original Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]

Date Introduced : 1/31/2019

House Bill H.R.940

Original Sponsor:Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8]

Date Introduced : 1/31/2019

To amend the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose limitations on the authority of the President to adjust imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security.

If these pass, the current tariffs on steel are in jeopardy!!!

What is Rapid Response? Grassroots: Rapid Response is the Steelworkers' nonpartisan grassroots education, communication, and action program that involves every member.

Communication: Rapid Response allows for almost instant personal communication with every USW member on any given subject.

Education: Rapid Response provides the necessary structure to inform every USW member about pending legislation concerning labor and work-related issues. All information identifies the issue, its effect on workers and their families, and the sponsors and supporters. It also asks for a specific response.

Action: Rapid Response Action Calls provide USW members with a way to respond to the education provided. Rapid Response also provides the necessary structure to activate the USW membership to provide for real change in our ability to influence the legislative process. This system provides the necessary infrastructure to generate tremendous action on any given issue.

Change: Rapid Response provides the tools to generate necessary changes in the legislative process to ensure that labor survives and flourishes far into the future. Opportunity: Finally, Rapid Response provides opportunity for all USW members to have a strong voice and an active part in the legislative activities that affect their daily lives. This program allows USW members to fight back on a daily basis on issues that affect them, their families, and their communities.

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