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First of US House Offices to Begin Election for Unionization

Sept. 22, 2022, 10:00 AM

Staffers in the office of Michigan House Democrat Andy Levin will begin voting Thursday on whether to unionize—the first congressional office to do so.

A resolution the US House approved in May permits staffers to unionize and bargain collectively, and staffers from eight House offices filed to do so in July, when regulations protecting their organizing efforts kicked in.

Forward momentum aside, many unanswered questions linger around how staffers can and will proceed with collective bargaining. The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights will oversee the process.

The votes will continue through Friday and be tallied on Monday, according to a ...