In The States

Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch has introduced a bill aimed at granting legislative staffers in the state the opportunity to form unions. This action has taken some of his staff by surprise. The trend of unionizing legislative staffers is on the rise in various states, including California, where a similar measure was recently approved. Meanwhile, states like Washington, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts have witnessed unsuccessful attempts to achieve the same goal. These developments collectively highlight an increased emphasis on labor-related concerns and the rights of workers within the ranks of state legislative staff members.


Bills of Interest

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) introduced a bill to provide funding to summer youth employment programs to expand the availability of subsidized jobs for youths and to develop innovative program activities that improve academic, economic, and criminal justice outcomes for youths