La Cámara aprueba proyecto de ley que permite a los empleados del Congreso sindicalizarse

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swiftly praised the bill’s “histórico” paso, después de que despejó la cámara por un voto de 217-202.

“Hoy dia, the House took historic action paving the way for Congressional staffers to choose to join together in a union,” ella dijo en un comunicado. “By empowering staffers to advocate for themselves and each other, we take an important step to ensure the House is best able to serve the American people.

US President Joe Biden walks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he departs the US Capitol after a caucus meeting in Washington, corriente continua, en octubre 1, 2021.

US President Joe Biden walks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he departs the US Capitol after a caucus meeting in Washington, corriente continua, en octubre 1, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Pelosi said the unionization bill comes amid a sweeping effort by the Democratic-controlled Congress to help congressional staff.

The Congress has long been strengthened by the skill, dedication and patriotism of our hard-working staffers, who enable us to fulfill our legislative and constituent responsibilities,” ella dijo. “The Democratic House is committed to honoring their service, while ensuring the Congress is well-positioned to compete for outstanding and diverse staff. La semana pasada, I was proud to announce that the House will set its first-ever pay floor, establishing a minimum annual salary of $ 45,000.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, miércoles, Septiembre. 8, 2021.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, miércoles, Septiembre. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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These new steps build on the actions that I have been proud to take as Speaker to strengthen and diversify our Capitol Hill workforce, including establishing the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion to help open the doors to public service for underrepresented communities,” Pelosi continued.

Representante demócrata. Andy Levin, a member of the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Labor Caucus who authored the resolution, also celebrated its passage.

Congressman Andy Levin(D-MI) speaks during a press conference today on February 09, 2022 at HVC/Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Estados Unidos.

Congressman Andy Levin(D-MI) speaks during a press conference today on February 09, 2022 at HVC/Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Estados Unidos. ( Lenin Nolly/Sipa USA)/Reuters)

“Después 26 años, the House has finally provided its workers the fundamental human right to form a union without fear of retaliation,” Levin said. “As someone who has spent decades in the labor movement and devoted their life to protecting and enhancing workers’ rights, this moment stands out as a major highlight.

Congressional staff are joining a broader movement of workers in our society who are organizing, bargaining collectively and stepping up to make clear that they want more of a voice in their workplaces,” él agregó.

El martes, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that President Biden supports the resolution.

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