Issue Spotlight: Labor Day
It's Labor Day! In June 1894, Congress passed an act declaring the first Monday in September Labor Day and a legal holiday. Labor Day was created by the nation's labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the US Department of Labor.
Issue Spotlight: Labor Day
As you celebrate Labor Day today, we hope you'll weigh in on these bills and share with your friends and networks!
Jobs and Job Training
- HR 4277 Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Employment and Training Act establishes the National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed.
- HR 2914 Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act creates an emergency jobs program that will fund 2,242,000 positions during fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
- S 1247 American Recruits Act develops and recruit new, high-value jobs to the United States, to encourage the repatriation of jobs that have been off-shored to other countries.
- HR 2828 Local Jobs for America Act provides funds to States, units of general local government, and community-based organizations to save and create local jobs through the retention, restoration, or expansion of services needed by local communities.
- S 1329 High-Tech Jobs Act amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to establish a pilot program to facilitate the provision of education and training programs in the field of advanced manufacturing.
- HR 6220 Ban the Box Act prohibits an employer from inquiring whether an applicant for employment has been convicted of a criminal offense, except in certain circumstances.
- HR 2234 Care Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to strengthen the provisions relating to child labor.
- HR 2421 Layoff Prevention Act provides for the treatment and temporary financing of short-time compensation programs (and S 1333).
- HR 321 Equal Employment for All Act amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.
- HR 2040 National Right-to-Work Act preserves and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities
- S 1471 Fair Employment Opportunity Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual’s status or history of unemployment.
- HR 4157 Preserving America’s Family Farms Act prohibits the Secretary of Labor from reissuing or issuing a rule substantially similar to a certain proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 relating to child labor.
Work & Family
- S 2142 Working Families Flexibility Act permits employees to request, and to ensure employers consider requests for, flexible work terms and conditions.
- S 984 Healthy Families Act allows Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
- HR 1493 Fair Pay Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin.
- HR 631 Wages Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to establish a base minimum wage for tipped employees.
- HR 2421 Layoff Prevention Act provides for the treatment and temporary financing of short-time compensation programs.
- HR 3086 Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act phases out special wage certificates under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 under which individuals with disabilities may be employed at subminimum wage rates.
Please keep in mind that highlighting a bill doesn't imply a POPVOX endorsement in any way. Rather, we're simply trying to offer one more way to stay informed of an overwhelmingly complex legislative system.