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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As a presidential nominee, Joe Biden repeatedly promised to deliver on union-friendly policies like the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, the latest iteration of Democrats’ long-fought-for overhaul of labor law.
It turned out to be an effective strategy: Biden won the 2020 election with an assist from organized labor in battleground states like Michigan. In fact, he performed the best out of the past three Democratic presidents with union voters.
It’s latest in a back-and-forth between Norcross and allied countries over his efforts to boost domestic jobs and manufacturing by strengthening “Buy American” requirements in federal contracting, which apply to about a third of the $600 billion in goods and services the U.S. government buys each year.
“We’ve talked about this for literally years in different configurations,” Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), a former union organizer who co-chairs the Labor Caucus, said. “He’s embraced it.”
Norcross, an electrician by trade, says Amazon’s injury numbers seem “astronomically out of whack” compared to other warehouses, especially “given the technology they work with day in and day out, being one of the most innovative companies in America.”
As an electrician by trade, I know what the consequences can be when workers’ safety isn’t taken seriously. There have been three times when someone I went to work with that day didn’t make it home to their family. Each loss left a mark on me that I’ll never forget.
Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement in response to the news that Liz Shuler won election to a four-year term as president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor advocacy organization.
Standing outside Amazon’s Logan site Wednesday, Norcross demanded an investigation by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) because of the high injury rates, saying “One out of two serious injuries, in the whole st
Norcross, in private life an electrician, said comparing Amazon facilities injury reports with those of other warehouse operators yields injury rates "astronomically out of whack" with each other.
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross joined Amazon warehouse workers Wednesday and called on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate the rate of injuries among Amazon workers. More than 1,600 workplace injuries were reported at Amazon facilities in New Jersey last year, almost all of them serious enough that the workers involved had to miss work, according to New Jersey Policy Perspective.
If these corporations can’t figure out a way to make a living without price gouging consumers, then it's time to hold them accountable. If they refuse to pass the savings that would be created by my GOUGE Act on to the consumer, they can expect to have their excessive profits taxed and to be fined for their greed.