RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement after addressing the 65th annual Nevada AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention.
“I appreciate the amazing work AFL-CIO does to fight for Nevada’s working families,” said Senator Rosen. “Nevada’s union members are the driving force that keeps our economy going. I was proud to address today’s AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention about the importance of raising the minimum wage, preventing pay discrimination, my support of the PRO Act, and ensuring workers’ successful retirement. I will continue working in Congress to improve the lives of workers in Nevada and across the nation, as well as fight for the respect, dignity, and support that working Nevadans deserve.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen a co-sponsor of:
- The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would strengthen federal protections for workers' right to organize and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions.
- The Butch Lewis Act, which was signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to address looming funding shortfalls in struggling multi-employer pension plans.
- The Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage gradually to $15 an hour by 2025, and index the minimum wage to median wage growth beginning in 2026. Additionally, this bill would ensure all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out lower hourly wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.
- The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and close loopholes to hold employers accountable for discriminatory practices, end the practice of pay secrecy, ease workers’ ability to individually or jointly challenge pay discrimination, and strengthen available remedies for wronged employees.