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Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate

May 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s new rule to block home health care workers from directing their own wages to support their union:

“This rule is a brazen assault on workers’ freedom to negotiate better wages, working conditions and futures, targeting the livelihoods of the selfless men and women who provide care to those in great need, including seniors and veterans.  Workers now face a grim future of lower wages, weakened workplace rights and choked off access to benefits – as the health of the millions who rely on them for compassionate care is thrown into jeopardy.

“Even after the American people rejected the Republicans’ attacks on their health care and financial security, this Administration continues to double down on its attacks on working and middle class families.  Our House Democratic Majority is proud to fight to tilt the playing field back to the side of workers, and to fight to protect quality, affordable health care for all.”