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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: Attacks On Vote-By-Mail Have No Place in Employee Free Choice Debate

Washington, DC – In recent days, opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act have turned their fire toward a voting method that has been used successfully in Oregon for over a decade:  vote-by-mail.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today laid out the facts for these new opponents of vote-by-mail. “Unfortunately, opponents

Merkley: Waves Can Power Clean Energy Economy

Newport, OR – Wave energy can help lead Oregon and America into the clean energy economy. That was one of the conclusions reached at a roundtable conversation organized by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley.  Merkley assembled researchers, stakeholders and industry experts for a wave energy roundtable at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Merkley: OIT is Pioneering the Clean Energy Economy

Klamath Falls, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s commitment to clean energy took him to the Oregon Institute of Technology today where he toured the school and learned about their pioneering use of geothermal energy. “Building a clean energy economy is essential to our national security and our environment,” Merkley said.

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