Norton Blasts King For Introducing Anti-Union Bill Uniquely Targeting D.C.’s Labor Laws, Expects To Defeat Bill For Ninth Straight Time


Norton Blasts King for Introducing Anti-Union Bill Uniquely Targeting D.C.’s Labor Laws, Expects to Defeat Bill for Ninth Straight Time

Nov 27, 2017

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representative Steve King (R-IA) for introducing a bill attacking the District of Columbia’s local labor laws.  King’s bill, the Freedom from Union Violence Act of 2017, would make it a special federal crime to engage in violence during a labor dispute solely within the District, but not solely within states.  The bill would also cover violence during labor disputes in connection with interstate commerce or solely within the territories.
“Representative King is abusing congressional authority to drag the District of Columbia into his politically-motivated attack on organized …

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