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Pascrell Introduces Bill to Aid to Fired Factory Workers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today announced the introduction of the Improved Access to Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, legislation that will make it easier for fired workers to obtain federal assistance after their jobs are relocated. The legislation comes weeks after Mondelez closed its cookie factory in North Jersey, terminating approx...

Pascrell, Neal, Blumenauer, Kildee Statement on Labor Enforcement Action

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI-05) released the following statement last night on the historic pro-worker election results at the General Motors (GM) auto plant in Mexico: “We welcome today’s election results from ...

Pascrell Reacts to Mexican Labor Announcement on Rights Abuses

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the announcement by the U.S. Trade Representative and Cardone Industries regarding claims of labor rights abuses brought against Cardone’s Tridonex autoparts plant. “Labor rights are being violated in Mexico. The legitimation process for workers to organize independent unions remain flawed. I have long demanded a change to management profit m...

Statement by Reps. Kildee, Pascrell and Blumenauer on China Trade Enforcement Actions by Biden Administration

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Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Ways and Means Committee Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), issued the following statement today after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) announced a Withh...

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 ...

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