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US House Staff Win Right to Organize as Ground Rules Approved

May 11, 2022, 12:47 AM

The House on Tuesday paved the way for congressional staffers to unionize, although lawmakers left unresolved details on how such an effort would be carried out and in what ways it would affect daily operations on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers did not vote directly on the resolution (H. Res. 1096) to confirm the right of staffers to unionize, but rather voted on a larger package of rules guiding floor debate for other legislation. That measure deemed the staffer union resolution approved upon adoption of the larger procedural package.

Read more: BGOV Bill Summary on H. Res. 1096, House Staff ...