Labor Secretary Alex Acosta tried to defend a rule that would allow restaurants to steal workers’ tips. But New York Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro didn’t let him get away with it.
Rep. DeLauro recently returned from a trip to Puerto Rico where she surveyed Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.
There was an air of desperation in the room as community health care center leaders spoke of their struggles now that 70 percent of their federal funds remain in limbo.
At the federal level, Sen. Warren and Rep. DeLauro introduced the Schedules That Work Act in Congress, which requires employers to post schedules at least two weeks in advance; requires them to provide reporting time and split shift pay when applicable; and protects workers’ right to submit scheduling requests without experiencing discrimination or retaliation from employers.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro has built her career on fighting for those who, without government help, are in danger of losing the chance at a decent life.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro visited Derby Monday to highlight a federal program that helps more than 3,000 Valley residents pay their heat and electric bills — and a “staggering” request from President Trump to eliminate funding for it in next year’s budget.
“Millions of Americans have raised their voices and called on Congress to defeat the Republican health care bill and today the American people had a victory.”
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on March 13 reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, which would allow workers to accrue up to seven sick days annually, to be used when they or a family member are ill.
“The Child Tax Credit Improvement Act will help millions of families across the United States who are striving to provide the best possible future for their children.”
“My view is this is the greatest economic challenge to face the country today — that there are jobs that just don’t pay enough money,” DeLauro said. “We have a situation where we have seen wages stagnant for the last 30 or so years and what has happened is that families really are struggling today.”