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Maloney Celebrates Hudson Valley Workers on Labor Day

Aug 30, 2019
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Maloney Celebrates Hudson Valley Workers on Labor Day

Newburgh – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement in recognition of Labor Day, which will be celebrated nationally Monday, September 2, 2019.

“As New Yorkers come together to enjoy Labor Day weekend, we take time to honor the contributions workers have in the Hudson Valley, our state, and our nation. The fight to help workers earn a fair wage is far from over, and I remain committed to ensuring workers’ rights and equality are fully realized for this generation of workers and generations of workers to come,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Since retaking the majority this year, House Democrats have passed landmark bills to close the gender wage gap, give workers a raise, protect workers from discrimination, and save the pensions of over one million hardworking Americans. House-passed legislation supporting American workers includes:

The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7)
Women still make only 80 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by her white male colleague in the same role. The bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act will put the power in workers’ hands by giving women who experience pay disparities the same legal rights to combat this discrimination as other protected classes, and require employers to prove the legitimacy of pay disparities within their companies.

The Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582)
The Raise the Wage Act will increase pay for up to 33 million workers and lift 1.3 million American workers out of poverty. Workers have not seen an increase to the national minimum wage for over a decade.

The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions (The Butch Lewis) Act (H.R. 397)
Over 100 multiemployer pension plans - covering truck drivers, construction workers, industrial bakers, coal miner and other jobs - are in critical or declining status, threatening the financial stability of over one million retirees. If the Senate fails to pass the bipartisan Butch Lewis Act, this pension crisis will impact retirees, families and communities across America.

The Equality Act (H.R. 5)
In 30 states, LGBTQ people are at risk of being fired, or denied services simply because of who they are or who they love. The bipartisan Equality Act will amend existing civil rights laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. Currently, 28 states lack antidiscrimination protections for LGBTQ workers and families.

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