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Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - 46 Democrats Urge Administration to Extend New Tip-Pooling Regulations Comment Period Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2017 Letter to Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - 46 Democrats Urge Administration to Extend New Tip-Pooling Regulations Comment Period Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. William Emanuel, Member of the National Labor Relations Board - Warren Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling on NLRB Member to Disclose All Potential Conflicts of Interest Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Feinstein, Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Feinstein, Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Senate Committee on Health, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Senate Committee on Health, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Request for Information, Overtime Protections for Working Families Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Request for Information, Overtime Protections for Working Families Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Request for Information, Overtime Protections for Working Families Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor - Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2017 Letter to Janet L. Yellen, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Encourage Banks to Diversify their Board of Directors Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Senators Call on Sessions to Answer for Anti-affirmative Action Program and to Prevent Discrimination Against Career DOJ Attorneys Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections Rep. Jason Lewis Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Murray, Brown, Franken, DeLauro, Scott Introduce Bill to Stop Wage Theft, Boost Workers' Financial Security Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Senators Demand Answers, Action from Administration to Reverse Alarming Rate of Latino and Immigrant Workplace Deaths Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Paid Family and Medical Leave Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Paid Family and Medical Leave Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Paid Family and Medical Leave Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Rep. Ellison Celebrates Minneapolis City Council Approving Legislation Raising Minimum Wage to $15.00 an Hour Rep. Keith Ellison Minneapolis, MN
June 29, 2017 Nolan Introduces Legislation to Ensure "Hours of Service Act" Coverage for Yardmasters Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
June 27, 2017 Warner, Heller, Paulsen, & Crowley Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Stock Options for Employees of Startups & Privately-Held Firms Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Visas Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Klobuchar, Senators Introduce Legislation to Address Pilot Fatigue Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 20, 2017 Klobuchar Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support and Expand Apprenticeships Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 7, 2017 Sen. Franken Makes the Case: Minnesota Iron and Steel Workers Strengthen Our National Security Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 25, 2017 Sen. Franken Continues to Lead the Fight to Tackle Nation's "Skills Gap," Prepare Students for 21st Century Jobs Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott S. Dahl, Inspector General of the Dept. of Labor - Request to Review Delay of Rules Protecting Workers from Lethal Substances, Reversal of Policy Publicizing Workplace Safety Violations Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Klobuchar, Cornyn Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans Passes Congress, Heads to President's Desk Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Klobuchar, Cornyn Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans Passes Judiciary Committee Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Delay the Fiduciary Rule Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Delay the Fiduciary Rule Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Sen. Franken Fights to Improve Workplace Safety for Millions of Americans Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 1, 2017 Rep. Ellison Statement on May Day Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
April 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
April 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
April 18, 2017 Klobuchar Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Bridge the Skills Gap and Address Youth Unemployment Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 17, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces New Bill to Spur Innovative School-Industry Partnerships Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 17, 2017 Letter to Mr. Edward C. Hugler, Acting Secretary of Labor - Delay Implementation of Fiduciary Rule Rep. Jason Lewis Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 McCollum Co-Sponsors Paycheck Fairness Act to Enforce Equal Pay for Women Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
April 4, 2017 Walz Cosponsors Paycheck Fairness Act, Marks Equal Pay Day Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Sen. Franken Fights to Ensure Women Receive Equal Pay for Equal Work Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 22, 2017 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Introduce Legislation To Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 22, 2017 Brownley, Walz Explore Ways For VA To Increase Recruitment And Retention Of Quality Physicians Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 Ranking Member Walz Introduces Provision To Improve, Expedite Accountability Legislation Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 15, 2017 Sens. Al Franken, Tammy Duckworth Continue Efforts to Train Workers for Open, High-Skill Jobs in Minnesota and Our Nation Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 9, 2017 Klobuchar, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Recruitment Bill Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Nolan Invites Pension Leader to Trump's First Address, Launches Pension Protection for Working Americans Caucus Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Hirono Leads Pledge to Fight Unfair Trump Attacks on Federal Workers Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee - Nomination of Dr. David J. Shulkin for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Tester, Walz Statement on VA Hiring Freeze Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2017 Emmer Reintroduces Legislation to Make America Competitive Again Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Klobuchar, Heller Introduce Legislation to Recruit and Support Women in STEM Fields Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Lewis Gains Seat on Education and Workforce Committee Rep. Jason Lewis Washington, DC
Dec. 28, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Responses From Uber, Lyft on Discrimination against Customers Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader-elect Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and House Democratic Leader Pelosi - Economic Opportunities in Manufacturing Communities Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader-elect Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and House Democratic Leader Pelosi - Economic Opportunities in Manufacturing Communities Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader-elect Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and House Democratic Leader Pelosi - Economic Opportunities in Manufacturing Communities Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
Dec. 6, 2016 Kaptur, Nolan and Bustos Lead Charge to Protect Pensions from Back Room, Last Minute Budget Moves Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Dec. 6, 2016 Letter to Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McCarthy, Minority Leader Pelosi, and Minority Whip Hoyer - Reject Composite Pension Proposal in House Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Dec. 2, 2016 Sens. Warren, Schumer, Murray, Brown, and Franken Release Joint Statement on DOL Appeal of Overtime-Pay Rule Injunction Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Rep. Nolan Introduces Resolution Supporting National Apprenticeship Week Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2016 Duluth News Tribune - Helping the Twin Ports' At-Risk Youth 'To Do Bigger and Greater Things' Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 CBS - Labor Secretary Tours U.S. Bank Stadium Sen. Al Franken Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 28, 2016 Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, D.C.
Sept. 26, 2016 Scott, Nadler and 68 Members of Congress Applaud NLRB's Columbia University Decision Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Scott, Nadler and 68 Members of Congress Applaud NLRB's Columbia University Decision Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Empowering Employees Through Stock Ownership Act Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed-- Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed-- Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Daines, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Encourage Landscape Approach to Forest Management Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury - Trade-Based Money Laundering Proposed Regs Will Hurt U.S. Economy, Stifle Job Creation at Home Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 17, 2016 Schrader, Cooper, Cuellar, Peterson Introduce Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Federal Investigation Requested by Nolan into Potential Mismanagement of Central States Pension Fund Moves Forward Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
July 12, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Paulsen Introduces Legislation to Empower Startup Employees Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Committee Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
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