Jun 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus co-chairs Representatives Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Tom Suozzi (D-NY), and Steven Horsford (D-NV) led 36 members of Congress in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco urging them to rescind former AG William Barr’s petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to exclude immigration judges from eligibility for membership in the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ). The NAIJ has been the recognized representative of immigration judges for collective bargaining purposes since 1979, advocating on behalf of immigration judges on issues including performance evaluations and discipline, judicial security, COVID response, and efficient docket management.
Jun 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) led over 100 members of Congress in a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to immediately issue the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect frontline workers from COVID-19. President Biden initially set a March 15 deadline for an ETS to be issued and the delay continues to put workers' safety in jeopardy.
Mar 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the details of how much funding Wisconsin is estimated to receive through the passage of the American Rescue Plan. In total, Wisconsin is estimated to receive over $5.7 billion in relief funding—$3.2 billion for state governments, $1.1 billion for counties, over $780 million for cities, and almost $400 million for other non-counties.
Mar 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and André Carson (D-IN) led a letter of 17 colleagues to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken requesting the State department take additional action to ensure that the Israeli government provide COVID-19 vaccines and facilitate vaccination programs for Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
Mar 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Labor Caucus announced its newly selected Vice Chairs, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Jesús G. “Chuy” García, (D-IL), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Susan Wild (D-PA).
Mar 9, 2021 Press Release
Legislation addresses growing income inequality by protecting workers’ right to join a union and negotiate for higher wages and better benefits
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, members of the Labor Caucus voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, comprehensive labor legislation to protect workers’ right to stand together and bargain for fairer wages, better benefits and safer workplaces. The Labor Caucus Co-Chairs – Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) – endorsed the PRO Act in January.
Mar 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement ahead of the House of Representative’s vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
Feb 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR),Sam Graves (R-MO), and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) led a bipartisan group of 94 Members of Congress introducing a resolution to recognize this week as “Public Schools Week.” At a time when 90% of all students in the United States attend public school and states are working closely with teachers to ensure schools can safely reopen, Congress has a duty to prioritize strengthening and investing in our nation’s public schools.
Feb 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) wrote a letter today to Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, demanding information as to why anti-vaccination activists that shut down Dodger Stadium—one of the largest COVID-19 vaccination centers in the nation—were allowed to organize and spread misinformation about COVID-19 on Facebook and what new actions Facebook will take to find and remove similar efforts on their platform. The letter comes after a Facebook page with almost 3,000 followers was able to organize an anti-vaccination protest across multiple groups on the platform and successfully shut down Dodger Stadium this weekend—a vaccination center administering up to 8,000 vaccine shots a day.
Jan 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) released the following statement announcing the Caucus’ endorsement of a slate of pro-labor bills introduced in Congress: The Raise the Wage Act, the National Apprenticeship Act, and the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.