Labor

Like many immigrant children in Chicago, I learned at a young age that unions are a powerful tool to help women, Latino and Black workers fight discrimination.  Both my parents were proud Teamsters and I was still a teenager when I joined the Retail Workers Union before becoming a Teamster and a member of the United Legal Workers Union.

I am a strong supporter of workers' rights and labor protections. I cosponsored the PRO Act, a bill to protect the basic right to form a union by ensuring workers are free to organize without employer interference. 

More on Labor

March 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Vice Chair of the Labor Caucus, issued the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 842 the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bill that protects the basic right to form a union by ensuring workers are free to organize without employer interference:

January 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement regarding the return to in person education in Chicago:

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Today Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and 107 Members of Congress sent a letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urging him to ensure Mexican state governments drop politically motivated charges against labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas. The letter also urges Mexico to ensure states comply with the labor rights guaranteed by the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).