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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Issue Position: The 401(U)
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 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
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 Harkin, Miller, Franken: Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase Has Meant $6 Billion Pay Cut for Low-Wage Workers
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Fights for Congress to Raise Minimum Wage
July 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Attends White House Signing of Bipartisan Workforce Development Bill That He Helped Shape
July 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed after "Hobby Lobby" Legislative Fix Fails in Senate
July 10, 2014 The Star Tribune - Minnesota Inspires U.S. Revamp of Job Training
July 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision Will Deny Women Preventive Health Care Services
June 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Accompanies President Obama to Minneapolis Workforce Center Friday Morning
June 25, 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 25, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Workforce Development Bill Will Help Get Minnesotans Back to Work
April 1, 2014 Sen. Franken: Time is Now to Curb Income Gap Between Women & Men
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken & State of the Union Guest Discuss Workforce Development Before Tonight's Address
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken's Response to 2014 State of the Union Address
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