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Pascrell Supports Biden Administration’s Recognition of Labor Corruption in Mexico

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke in favor of U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Walsh’s decision to accept the case submitted by the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y de Servicios Movimiento 20/32 (SNITIS) and Public Citizen by asking Mexico to...

Pascrell Continues to Highlight Mexican Labor Violations

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) continued his call for addressing the rampant labor violations at General Motors (GM) plant in Silao. “Real labor reform was the promise of NAFTA 2.0 and now we must demand real results. All reports of intimidation and harassment of workers at the General Motors Silao plant by the corrupt protection union, including accusations of trying to buy votes, is una...

Pascrell Praises Partner with Korea Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated reintroduction of the Partner with Korea Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages greater ties between American and Korean businesses. This legislation directly supports the Biden administration’s efforts to deepen relations with South Korea and its introduction precedes the May 21 summit between President Biden and South Korean President Moon J...

Pascrell Secures Commitment from U.S. Trade Representative to Combat Labor Rights Violations and Fight Climate Change

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, today secured commitments from United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai to raise two labor rights violations and need to improve the collective bargaining legitimation protocols with her Mexican counterparts at the upcoming USMCA Free Trade Commission meeting. This is the first ...

Pascrell Praises New Rapid Response Complaint to Combat Mexican Labor Violations

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, today hailed the second complaint filed under the new NAFTA’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism. “I am gratified that the Biden Administration led by our new U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai agrees with our assessment in this case. The reported acts of bullying at the General Motors plant in Silao by...

Pascrell Supports Accounting of Repeated Mexican Labor Violations

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted positively to first complaint filed under the new NAFTA’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism. “The corruption and silencing of labor organizing in Mexico must end,” said Rep. Pascrell. “While Mexico changed its labor laws to eliminate government connected protection unions and their crooked connections with corporations, there are continued reports ...

Pascrell and Blumenauer Lead Ways and Means Democrats Combatting Forced Labor Abuses

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) led 18 Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee seeking increased government funding to combat imports to the United States made with forced labor. “[W]e specifically ask that you fund the Office of Trade (OT) at $339,387,000—$50 million above the FY 2021 enacted level of which we urge the Committee to direct U.S...

Pascrell Reintroduces Bring Jobs Home Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reintroduced the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation which seeks to cut taxes for American companies that move jobs to the U.S. from another nation, and also would close tax loopholes that reward companies shipping jobs overseas. The legislation is sponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Tom...

Pascrell Votes for Historic American Rescue Plan

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted emphatically for passage of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive relief and stimulus legislation put forth by Democrats to confront the dual threats of the continuing pandemic and its economic fallout. “At moments of enormous national crisis, government has risen to the moment. The American Rescue Plan does so once more,” said Rep. Pascrell. “T...

Pascrell Proudly Backs Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021. Co-sponsored by Pascrell, the legislation led by House Democrats would create pathbreaking protections for unionization and help millions of working Americans bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. “American workers are the backbone of our eco...

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