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Jan. 10, 2023, 12:31 AM

GOP House Moves to End Staffer Unions, Putting Efforts in Limbo

Diego Areas Munhoz
Diego Areas Munhoz
Hill Reporter

The House voted to eliminate congressional staffers’ unions as part of a rules package, marking a Republican attempt to end Capitol Hill organizing weeks after a union signed its first negotiated contract.

The lower chamber voted 220-213 Monday on GOP rules for the new Congress that included a provision to repeal a 2022 House resolution that established collective bargaining rights for certain congressional staff.

The move attempts to thwart organizing efforts after some Democratic staffers began to unionize in the latter half of 2022, leaving the future of collective bargaining in Congress uncertain under a GOP-controlled House.

The Congressional Workers ...

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