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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”).

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) sent a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today with Members of the Illinois Congressional delegation calling on the agency to fulfill its mission and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in meatpacking plants. In light of President Trump’s executive order to reopen meat and poultry processing plants in the midst of the global pandemic, the letter calls on the agency to enforce stronger protections for workers.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act in the U.S House of Representatives. This bill will gradually increase the federal minimum wage over the next six years to $15 an hour. Increasing the wages of nearly 180,000 workers in Illinois’ 4th Congressional District.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ro Khanna (CA-17), introduced the Reward Work Act today, as a companion to legislation by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This bill will address the explosion in so-called “stock buybacks.” Since the late 1970s, a growing share of economic growth has gone to Wall Street with little given to workers. This is  especially true since the passage of the 2017 tax overhaul.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ro Khanna (CA-17), introduced the Reward Work Act today, as a companion to legislation by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This bill will address the explosion in so-called “stock buybacks.” Since the late 1970s, a growing share of economic growth has gone to Wall Street with little given to workers. This is  especially true since the passage of the 2017 tax overhaul. Since President Trump signed that bill, corporate firms have spent more than  $1 trillion on stock buybacks  to pay out executives and shareholders.