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. 

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August 20, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL-  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), member of the Congressional Labor Caucus, issued the following statement congratulating Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond as the new President and Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO:

August 5, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO:

 

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Richard Trumka, a tireless warrior who fought all his life for workers’ rights and justice. I join the Trumka family and the entire labor movement in mourning President Trumka, who inspired us to keep up the fight and to embrace new and creative strategies for building power for ordinary people.

 

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and 12 colleagues introduced the Connecting Youth to Jobs Act, which creates living-wage employment opportunities for young people facing barriers to employment and historically disadvantaged youth.

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: