Muslims in the United States and around the world began this week a month-long period of spirituality and self-reflection. It is a time during which they show compassion for others less fortunate by engaging in acts of charity and fasting from dawn to sunset so that they can experience the hunger and adversity that others face every day.
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Full Employment Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) today released the following statement on May jobs report numbers:
On May 23, 2016, I sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott urging him to take over the city of Opa-Locka’s finances. As the city’s congressional representative I believe that the decision to take this step was the right thing to do.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing titled “Promoting Safe Workplaces Through Effective and Responsible Recordkeeping Standards” to examine OSHA’s recordkeeping and anti-retaliation rule issued by Department of Labor on May 12, 2016.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Labor issued a final rule strengthening outdated rules for determining workers’ overtime eligibility. Under the new rule, most salaried, white-collar workers who earn less than $47,476 a year, or $913 a week, will be entitled to time-and-a-half pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week.
Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) and several House lawmakers hosted a press conference in response to the breaking news that one of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls had been rescued more than two years after they were abducted from their dormitory rooms by the world’s deadliest terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Washington, D.C. – Sixty-two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school segregation was unconstitutional. Its Brown v. Board of Education ruling underscored what people of color in communities already knew—that racially segregated, or separate, schools were definitely not equal.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Today we honor the men and women who have lost their lives on the job. As we pay tribute to those who have died while trying to make an honest living, we must also strengthen our resolve to fight to ensure that all Americans work in safe environments,” said Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. State Department as their backdrop, Congresswoman Frederica S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing on the Department of Labor’s updated silica rule, Ranking Member Frederica S.