As our economy continues to struggle, labor issues are being more important than ever. As such, the 111th Congress, working together with the Obama Administration, has made great strides for the American working family.
There are certain rights that all working Americans deserve: fair wages, right to unionize, a work place free from discrimination, and affordable health care for all. America's labor unions have always fought for these values, and continue to protect working families today.
In the past year, we in Congress have made significant advancements in each of these areas. I am a firm believer that when you support the rights of workers, you support stronger communities, stronger families and a stronger nation. As long as I am in office, I will continue to fight to ensure that workers everywhere are protected and treated equally to the fullest extent of the law. Below are some of the efforts I have championed in the 111th Congress.