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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
March 2, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce New Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Legislation to Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve
Feb. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Concerning Information on Workers Without Permanent Employment
Dec. 16, 2015 In Senate Speech, Sen. Franken Praises Momentous International Climate Change Agreement
Nov. 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: Finalized Renewable Fuel Standard is Not Strong Enough
Nov. 23, 2015 Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fund Loan Program That Would Help Minnesota's Tribal Economies
Nov. 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Steel Dumping, Protect U.S. Steelworkers
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Nov. 5, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Praises Top Consumer Agency for Proposal to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements
Sept. 30, 2015 Mesabi Daily News - Delegation Secures $6 million for Workforce
Sept. 24, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $11.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Duluth International Airport
Sept. 22, 2015 After Call from Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, Department of Labor Approves Trade Adjustment Assistance for Steel Workers and Miners Impacted by Layoffs
Sept. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Offer Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future & Stronger Economy
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 14, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Proposal to Let Workers Earn Paid Leave to Care for Newborns, Sick Family Members
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
July 29, 2015 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Address Growing Problem of Payroll Fraud, Worker Misclassification
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
June 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Newly Proposed Rule That Extends Overtime Pay Protections to 5 Million More Americans
June 26, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama - Concerns About Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban
June 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5.75 Million to Support Job Training Programs in Minnesota
June 4, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken Finds Sandwich Shop's Noncompete Rule Ridiculous
June 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Compete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduces Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage
April 28, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 15, 2015 Sen. Franken Says He Strongly Supports "Fight for $15" Campaign
April 10, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Calling for a Vote on Amendments to Budget Resolution
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights
March 14, 2015 KARE - Sen. Franken Wages War Against Consumer Contract Clause
Feb. 12, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Bill to Allow American Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers
Jan. 20, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act -- Continued
Jan. 20, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act
Jan. 20, 2015 Sen. Franken's Response to 2015 State of the Union Address
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Sept. 29, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers Announce More Than $17 Million to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at 14 Minnesota Community Colleges
Aug. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Makes Stop in St. Cloud on "21st Century Workforce Tour"
Aug. 26, 2014 Sen. Franken Visits Minntac Mine, Presses for More Jobs on Iron Range
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Fights for Congress to Raise Minimum Wage
July 24, 2014 Harkin, Miller, Franken: Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase Has Meant $6 Billion Pay Cut for Low-Wage Workers
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