Over the last decade, worker freedom and workplace fairness have been consistently undermined by policies that put politics before people, stifle employees’ voices and eroded workers’ ability to choose. Please click on a your state to see legislator score card. Here, we examine the positions and legislative records of all Members of Congress on workplace fairness and freedom issues. At the conclusion of each Congressional session, WFI will score members on the activity associated with workplace issues. We encourage you to use the information below to tell our elected leaders that you support true pro-worker policies and they should do the same. All members of Congress have a chance to support workers in this new 116th Congress and leave partisan politics behind.
Rep. Veronica Escobar (D)
- Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582)
- WFI opposes the Raise the Wage Act, which more than doubles the national minimum wage to a rate that the Congressional Budget Office (COB) estimates would eliminate as many as 3.7 million jobs.
- PRO Act (H.R. 2474)
- WFI opposes the PRO Act, a wholesale labor reform package that takes the current careful balance of labor rules and tips it greatly in the favor of labor bosses and forced collective bargaining. Among other changes, the PRO Act would rob workers of the right to a secret ballot to form a union, force contracts on union members without their vote of approval, and expose the personal contact information of workers and their families to union bosses seeking to organize a workplace. More information
- Union Transparency and Accountability Act (H.R. 1129)
- WFI supports the Union Transparency and Accountability Act as it requires greater financial disclosure from labor organizations about their expenditure of workers’ dues. More information
- Employee Rights Act (H.R. 1855)
- WFI strongly supports the Employee Rights Act (ERA). This comprehensive bill would ensure that employees have the right to a secret ballot for both union organization and strike votes, and would require union re-certification through employee votes. It would also protect employees from decertification harassment and having their dues spent for political purposes without employee authorization, as well as make sure so-called “micro-unions” do not replace true workplace majorities in establishing a union vote. Finally, the ERA would protect employee privacy by barring their personal information from being shared with union organizers, and would criminalize union threats to employees. More information
- Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1858)
- WFI supports the bill as it would preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects. WFI is against PLA’s that benefit a small minority of union construction workers, while hurting non-union workers who make up the majority of the construction workforce. PLA’s force non-union workers to subsidize union pension and health plans. PLA’s drive up the cost of federal construction projects at a time of record federal deficits. More information
- National Right to Work Act (H.R. 2571)
- WFI supports the National Right-To-Work Act because it would amend existing statutes to end the practice of making union membership a condition of employment. This bill would restore the right of every American to work for a living without be forced to join a union. WFI believes that workers should absolutely have the right to join a union, but should never be compelled to do so. More information
- RAISE Act (H.R. 2992)
- WFI Supports the RAISE Act as it would amend the National Labor Relations Act to allow employers to give merit-based compensation increases to individual employees, even if those increases are not part of a collective bargaining agreement. If enacted, the RAISE Act would essentially make wages set in union contracts a minimum floor, while giving employers the flexibility to reward diligent employees for their hard work. More information
- Restoring Overtime Protection Act (H.R. 3197)
- WFI opposes the Restoring Overtime Protection Act, which would reinstate a flawed Obama-administration attempt to roughly double the federal overtime pay salary threshold – a mandate so costly for businesses and nonprofits that jobs would be lost, salaried positions converted to hourly, and benefits cut. That 2016 change was blocked by a federal court. Today, the Department of Labor is pursuing a more measured and careful update to the overtime regulations. More information
- Public Sector Freedom to Negotiate Act (H.R. 3463)
- WFI opposes the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act which would force state and local governments to adopt Big Labor’s wish list of new labor rules for government employees, including a ban on state Right-to-Work laws. More information
- Save Local Business Act
- This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that a person may be considered a joint employer in relation to an employee only if such person directly, actually, and immediately, and not in a limited and routine manner, exercises significant control over the essential terms and conditions of employment (including hiring employees, discharging employees, determining individual employee rates of pay and benefits, day-to-day supervision of employees, assigning individual work schedules, positions, and tasks, and administering employee discipline).
- Accountability for Represented Workers Act