Press Conference

Media Call on the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Time: 09:30 AM Location: Dial-In: 800-779-1443 // Passcode: 2933489


Top Democrats will host a press call to unveil the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act — comprehensive legislation to guarantee public employees’ right to organize a union and collectively bargain. This falls on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME in the which the Court’s conservatives ignored four decades of legal precedent to undermine the ability of teachers, first responders, and other public-sector workers to negotiate for better pay and safer workplaces. 

Directly following the media call, the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled, “Standing with Public Servants: Protecting the Right to Organize.”

WHO: Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor

Chairwoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Representative Matthew Cartwright (PA-08)

Representative Abby Finkenauer (IA-01)

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