Workers for Opportunity Labor Policy Senior Fellow & Institute for the American Worker President Testifies Before Congress During Labor Focused Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vinnie Vernuccio, labor policy senior fellow at Workers for Opportunity and president of Institute for the American Worker testified today before the House Committee on Education & the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. The “Protecting Workers and Small Businesses from Biden’s Attack on Worker Free Choice and Economic Growth” hearing focused on the following topics:
- Employee Rights Act (ERA)
- Modern Worker Empowerment Act
- Save Local Business Act
- Small Business Before Bureaucrats Act
Mr. Vernuccio’s testimony covered a long-term vision for labor unions, the secret or private ballot, worker privacy issues, political protections, independent contracting, franchising and the joint-employer standard, and small business and tribal sovereignty.
“The legislation includes simple and narrow reforms that empower workers with more freedom and flexibility,” said Vinnie Vernuccio. “These reforms defend the best of current labor law while enacting simple yet powerful new safeguards of workers’ rights. Workers deserve to make voluntary decisions about unionization, free from intimidation and harassment. They deserve to have their privacy protected and to work in the way that is best for themselves and their families.”
You can read Vinnie Vernuccio’s Wall Street Journal opinion piece with U.S. Congressman Eric Burlison (MO-7) here on how worker choice is the way forward and that employees who opt out of unions should be free to negotiate their own contracts.
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