Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Increase Protections for Workers
Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined in introducing legislation to strengthen protections for workers seeking to organize a union, improve working conditions, or seek better wages.
“The ability for workers to band together to support better working conditions, wages, and benefits is a bedrock for the strength and size of our middle class,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “A strong middle class means a strong economy. Our focus should be on growing the middle class to grow our economy and strengthening the hand of workers in the workplace will help achieve this.”
The Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act establishes remedies for workers if they are unfairly targeted for their efforts to join with their fellow workers to advocate change. It also holds employers accountable for engaging in illegal activity if they attempt to discourage their employees from organizing, discussing equal pay, or pushing for safety improvements or wage increases.