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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Representatives Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) urged leaders in the House and Senate to include protections for workers and consumers in any financial assistance aimed at supporting the airline industry as part of further economic stimulus to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
They are among the overlooked, the underappreciated and still, the unpaid.
They clean toilets, mop floors and maintain security.
They work in federal buildings but are not federal employees.
They are lower-wage government contractors.
It’s been one year since the longest partial government shutdown — at 35 days — ended. Federal employees received back pay for time missed, but many contractors still have not.
As the year comes to a close, House Democrats, at the direction of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have found themselves in a giving spirit. Not only have they blessed passage for Donald Trump’s long-promised renegotiation of NAFTA, and a record $738 billion defense authorization bill that excised provisions aimed at ending U.S.
Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Katherine Clark plan to join striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line Monday morning.
"So you cannot keep America great, make America great when you strike at the very heart of what makes this country great, what keeps us running," said Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Pressley is on a mission to pay government workers $1 billion in back wages.
She's been fighting for them since being sworn into Congress during the longest government shutdown in US history. That battle over President Trump's border wall ended 10 months ago. But for thousands of service workers, its effects live on.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and her fellow Congressional Progressive Caucus members sent a bipartisan letter, signed by 87 members of the House of Representatives, to bicameral leadership urging that federal contract service workers - including food service, custodial, and security professionals - receive back pay for wages lost during the 2018-2019 government shutdown.
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.
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.