How does unionization work in Congress? What’s the history behind this congressional unionization movement? What rights will be granted to me as a congressional employee?
There’s a lot of information — and misinformation — out there. With the July 18 deadline for the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights to implement the resolution that grants House staff the right to organize quickly approaching, Demand Progress Education Fund is convening several government labor experts to discuss various rights and protections offered to staff to empower congressional staff with the knowledge they need to successfully implement unions in the House of Representatives.
Join Demand Progress Education Fund for a virtual briefing that will include remarks from Representative Andy Levin and top government labor experts on making unions work in Congress. Panelists will clarify what rights and protections will be granted to congressional staffers, what will happen when staffers officially unionize their offices, and will also discuss the history of the unionization movement in Congress.
When: Wednesday, July 13 at 11 am EDT
–Katherine Tully-McManus, Politico Huddle (moderator)
–Rep. Andy Levin, lead sponsor of the House unionization resolution (opening remarks)
–Jeff Friday, general counsel at the National Federation of Federal Employees
–Kevin Mulshine, former counsel at the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights
–Yvette Piacsek, deputy general counsel at National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW, AFL-CIO