Posts Tagged ‘ House Committee on Education and Labor ’

Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act Gains Traction

Aug 2nd, 2022

The Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act is working its way through the legislative process. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu of California in late March 2021, the bill requires the U.S. Department of Labor to instate an enforceable federal safety standard with respect to exposure to excessive heat. “Excessive heat,” according to the […]

Democrats Aim to Raise Minimum Wage to $15/hr.

Feb 1st, 2021

With Joe Biden sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, the new administration comes with an agenda for providing ongoing aid to Americans—including increases to the federal minimum wage. Those changes, the President says, should not only provide immediate relief for the lowest-earning workers, but additional improvements going forward. “Hard working Americans deserve sufficient wages […]