Our national workforce keeps our country running and provides invaluable services we often take for granted. Nobody should have to work multiple jobs or extraordinary hours to provide for their family, save for retirement or feel financially secure. As an electrician by trade, I know the best social program in the world is a job and I believe every worker must have an opportunity to succeed, which starts with fair pay. Women have made great strides in history, but it’s time they receive equal pay for equal work and the opportunity to maintain a work and family balance. We need to ensure working families have fair wages, safe working conditions, and a voice in the workplace.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement on the Administration’s tax reform outline:
“It’s no secret that we need tax reform. However, any tax reform plan needs to benefit working families and those who need tax relief the most, rather than solely benefiting special and corporate interests.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, led a letter to newly-confirmed U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta asking about his plans for the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor.
The Wage and Hour Division, more than any other agency in government, is charged with standing up for workers when their employer fails to play by the rules. As such, the lawmakers urged Secretary Acosta to keep the rights of American workers top-of-mind when making enforcement and budgetary decisions.
NJ.com. By: Rebecca Everett
April 22, 2017
CAMDEN — The City of Camden has found itself near the top of some undesirable lists over the years, including most dangerous cities.
But this week, the Camden metropolitan area was recognized for being at the top of a much more positive data set: It had the highest percent increase of jobs over the course of a year.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement on Camden’s 3.7% increase in employment throughout the past year.
MADISON, WI – U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) held a “Future of Work, Wages, and Labor” discussion at the UW-Madison with academic professionals, policy makers, and labor representatives from around the country. This was the first Wisconsin event, hosted by Rep. Pocan, in a series of discussions and town halls that are being held this year in Congressional districts across the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV) hosted a meeting of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus to discuss infrastructure issues and review the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which rated America’s infrastructure a D+.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) today introduced the 21st Century Energy Workforce Act to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to incentivize training for skilled energy industry jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Response to President Donald Trump promising infrastructure spending in his joint address to Congress, Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), co-chairs of the Building Trades Caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter to the president detailing national infrastructure priorities to rebuild our country and create jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress, Representative Donald Norcross released the following statement:
“Where are the jobs? I spent my life in the building trades, first as an electrician, then as a union leader. Many working men and women voted for President Trump because they believed him when he promised to rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, and raise wages. But in his first speech to Congress, Trump only paid lip service to infrastructure investment without offering any details on creating new jobs."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In reaction to the Trump Administration's nominee for Labor Secretary Andy Puzder withdrawing from his nomination, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement:
“Andy Puzder’s failed nomination is a victory for American workers. We’ve locked the fox out of the henhouse,” Norcross said. “Now President Donald Trump must follow through on his campaign promise to support workers, and nominate a labor secretary who will fight for more jobs and better wages.”