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September 9, 2019 Press Release

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September 2, 2019 In The News

A sea of purple shirts, white carnations, and pro-labor signs flooded Copley Square Monday as labor leaders, advocates, and union members gathered for the yearly Labor Day March.

The jubilant crowd in front of Trinity Church, numbering in the hundreds, chanted and cheered along with two emcees, invited speakers, and guest musical performances before marching to Boston Common shortly after 1 p.m.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published today in Teen Vogue, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) highlight the economic benefits of closing the gender wage gap by raising the federal minimum wage for women across the United States.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published today in The Hill, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and 32BJ Service Employees International Union President Hector Figueroa highlight the progress made toward securing back pay for as many as 580,000 federal contract workers who missed more than a month of pay during the government shutdown—including food service, janitorial and security workers.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Today, the House Appropriations Committee announced that HR 3055, a critical government spending package, will include money for federal contract workers who were not paid during the 35-day partial government shutdown.  Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced HR 678, Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employees Act in January to provide back pay to as many as an estimated 580,000 workers who went