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HIRONO, CARTWRIGHT INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN RIGHTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS TO JOIN UNIONS, BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right of public sector employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic protections. “Private

Merkley: Health Care Gaining Momentum with Passage of Senate HELP Committee Plan

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined a majority of his colleagues on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to approve groundbreaking health care legislation today.  The bill includes two provisions authored by Senator Merkley: one to increase options and lower health care costs for small

Wyden, Merkley Announce $3.2 Million in Improvements to Buena Vista Ferry

Washington, D.C. – Working to improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced today that $3.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be used to revitalize the Buena Vista Ferry. “The Buena Vista Ferry is a landmark in Marion

Merkley, Wyden Announce Funding for Rebates on Energy Efficient Appliances

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced Tuesday that Oregon will receive over $3.6 million to provide consumers with rebates when purchasing new energy efficient appliances.  The rebates will provide money back for Oregonians when they purchase ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances included in the state-run

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