April 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – More than 75 House Democrats wrote in support of the Department of Labor’s proposals to withdraw two Trump-era rules that strip workers of critical protections from wage theft. The Independent Contractor Rule and the Joint Employment Rule would cost workers billions every year if they went into effect. The Independent Contractor Rule narrowed the Department’s interpretation of who is considered an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)- thereby narrowing who is eligible for certain protections, such as minimum wage and overtime. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the rule would rob workers of more than $3 billion every year.
April 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a virtual discussion with Members of the National Capital Region and representatives from National Treasury Employees Union, American Federation of Government Employees, National Federation of Federal Employees, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, National Association of Air Traffic Controllers, National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Unions, and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association. Congressman Hoyer was joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10).