S. 2042 - WAGE Act

Labor and employment. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen protections for employees wishing to advocate for improved wages, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment and to provide for stronger remedies for interference with these rights, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

WAGE Act

S. 2042 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen protections for employees wishing to advocate for improved wages, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment and to provide for stronger remedies for interference with these rights, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen protections for employees wishing to advocate for improved wages, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment and to provide for stronger remedies for interference with these rights, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • WAGE Act
  • Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act
  • WAGE Act
Sponsor
Patty Murray
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Labor-management relations
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Wages and earnings
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced9/16/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/16/2015
9/16/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
9/16/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $51,795 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $396,525 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $592,192 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $872,910 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $351,984 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $1,085,277 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $1,216,790 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $798,445 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $1,232,270 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $1,648,343 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $1,552,656 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $3,474,062 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $246,646 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $136,074 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $400,785 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $422,216 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $161,001 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $238,123 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $352,388 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $117,108 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $324,986 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $542,778 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $318,830 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $837,200 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $94,411 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $151,168 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $343,314 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $307,490 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $178,168 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $363,347 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $364,686 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $196,452 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $343,835 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $614,328 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $358,390 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $318,323 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $15,600 Against $0

Votes

    37 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    WAGE Act

    37 organizations supported this bill

    9to5
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    AFL-CIO
    Quinnell, Kenneth (2015, September 18). Trumka: Pass the WAGE Act for Workers' Rights. Retrieved September 22, 2015, from AFL-CIO.
    American Federation of School Administrators
    American Federation of School Administrators (2016, January 13). AFSA President Responds to Obama’s State of the Union. Retrieved January 27, 2016, from American Federation of School Administrators.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    AFSCME (2015, September 18). Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act Introduced. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from AFSCME.
    American Federation of Teachers
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    BiNet USA
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Center for American Progress
    Center for American Progress (2015, September 16). STATEMENT: WAGE Act Will Strengthen Worker Protections and Build an Economy That Works for All, Says CAP Action’s David Madland. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from Center for American Progress.
    CenterLink
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Coalition on Human Needs
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Economic Policy Institute
    Eisenbrey, Ross (2015, September 16). The WAGE Act Will Help Strengthen Worker Protections, Raise Wages, and Improve Working Conditions. Retrieved September 22, 2015, from Economic Policy Institute.
    Equal Rights Advocates
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Institute for Science and Human Values
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Teamsters (2015, September 16). WAGE Act to Amend NLRA to Protect Workers, Deter Illegal Actions by Employers. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from Teamsters.
    International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Japanese American Citizens League
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
    Leadership Conference on Civil Human Rights (2015, September 16). Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Introduction of WAGE Act. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Marriage Equality USA
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Association of Social Workers
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Black Justice Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Center for Lesbian Rights
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Center for Transgender Equality
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Council of Jewish Women
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Council of La Raza
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Education Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Employment Law Project
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Employment Lawyers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Partnership for Women & Families
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    National Women's Law Center
    Johnson, Andrea (2015, September 16). The WAGE Act: Strengthening Organizing for Equal Pay. Retrieved September 22, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
    National Workrights Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    PFLAG
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Women Employed
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
    Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$19,350$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$64,352$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,794,109$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$752,574$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$94,835$0
    Roy BluntRMO$97,930$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$263,334$0
    John BoozmanRAR$12,585$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$16,897$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,131,464$0
    Richard BurrRNC$16,450$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$123,403$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$61,400$0
    Ben CardinDMD$124,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$42,200$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$171,533$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$22,949$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$14,850$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$42,800$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$127,672$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,100$0
    John CornynRTX$11,200$0
    Tom CottonRAR$34,287$0
    Mike CrapoRID$1,250$0
    Ted CruzRTX$16,599$0
    Steve DainesRMT$1,900$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$133,794$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$120,608$0
    Mike EnziRWY$4,700$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$11,100$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$292,443$0
    Deb FischerRNE$23,000$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,100$0
    Al FrankenDMN$327,114$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$9,703$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$878,870$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,800$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$11,900$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,550$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$246,694$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$297,866$0
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$593,889$0
    John HoevenRND$4,833$0
    Jim InhofeROK$4,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,100$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$7,075$0
    Tim KaineDVA$922,626$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$55,215$0
    Mark KirkRIL$32,401$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$319,350$0
    James LankfordROK$25,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$116,365$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,253$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$79,125$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$392,373$0
    John McCainRAZ$52,383$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,508,068$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$29,100$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$134,650$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$154,310$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$11,000$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$21,500$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$25,133$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$391,216$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$739,261$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$156,418$0
    Rand PaulRKY$6,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$5,400$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$617,788$0
    Rob PortmanROH$41,991$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$48,275$0
    Harry ReidDNV$18,017$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,439$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$2,250$0
    Marco RubioRFL$31,872$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$367,685$0
    Ben SasseRNE$6,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$206,699$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$190,671$0
    Tim ScottRSC$10,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,029,526$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$481,097$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$7,345$0
    Jon TesterDMT$418,423$0
    John ThuneRSD$7,971$0
    Thom TillisRNC$7,201$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$59,430$0
    Tom UdallDNM$153,021$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$143,614$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,661,570$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$84,057$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$147,250$0

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$19,350$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$64,352$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,794,109$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$752,574$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$94,835$0
    Roy BluntRMO$97,930$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$263,334$0
    John BoozmanRAR$12,585$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$16,897$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,131,464$0
    Richard BurrRNC$16,450$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$123,403$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$61,400$0
    Ben CardinDMD$124,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$42,200$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$171,533$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$22,949$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$14,850$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$42,800$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$127,672$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,100$0
    John CornynRTX$11,200$0
    Tom CottonRAR$34,287$0
    Mike CrapoRID$1,250$0
    Ted CruzRTX$16,599$0
    Steve DainesRMT$1,900$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$133,794$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$120,608$0
    Mike EnziRWY$4,700$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$11,100$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$292,443$0
    Deb FischerRNE$23,000$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,100$0
    Al FrankenDMN$327,114$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$9,703$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$878,870$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,800$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$11,900$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,550$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$246,694$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$297,866$0
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$593,889$0
    John HoevenRND$4,833$0
    Jim InhofeROK$4,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,100$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$7,075$0
    Tim KaineDVA$922,626$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$55,215$0
    Mark KirkRIL$32,401$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$319,350$0
    James LankfordROK$25,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$116,365$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,253$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$79,125$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$392,373$0
    John McCainRAZ$52,383$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,508,068$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$29,100$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$134,650$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$154,310$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$11,000$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$21,500$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$25,133$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$391,216$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$739,261$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$156,418$0
    Rand PaulRKY$6,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$5,400$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$617,788$0
    Rob PortmanROH$41,991$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$48,275$0
    Harry ReidDNV$18,017$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,439$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$2,250$0
    Marco RubioRFL$31,872$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$367,685$0
    Ben SasseRNE$6,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$206,699$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$190,671$0
    Tim ScottRSC$10,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,029,526$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$481,097$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$7,345$0
    Jon TesterDMT$418,423$0
    John ThuneRSD$7,971$0
    Thom TillisRNC$7,201$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$59,430$0
    Tom UdallDNM$153,021$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$143,614$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,661,570$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$84,057$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$147,250$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
    Teachers unions$910,780
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
    Welfare & Social Work$587,558
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
    State & local govt employee unions$455,196
    Automotive Manufacturing union$294,232
    Teamsters union$277,875
    Labor Unions$197,000
    Other unions$121,500
    Human Rights$45,000

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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