Members mobilize, House passes workplace violence prevention bill

USW members rallied last week to make phone calls and send e-mails to their House Representatives, urging them to support the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. And it wasn’t the first time.

At the 2019 Rapid Response Conference, over 650 Steelworkers took to the streets in Washington, D.C., to send a strong message to Congress and the Department of Labor: that we want Safe Jobs Now for our health care and social service workers.

Our message was heard, and the House passed the bill shortly after. Unfortunately, like many of our priorities last session, the bill was stalled out in the Senate. 

Last Friday, April 16, the House passed the much-needed legislation (H.R. 1195) once again. Now, the bill moves onto the Senate, where it meets an uncertain fate.

Our fight does not end here, and it won’t end until the bill has passed the Senate and is signed by President Joe Biden.

Click here to learn more about the bill.

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