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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Advocates for Workers’ Rights

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of making sure workers have the right to collectively bargain. 

“I’ve heard from so many working families across Central and Northwestern Illinois who feel that they’re left behind, like the government does not stand for them as they work paycheck to paycheck trying to do the right thing for themselves and their families,” Sorensen said in his remarks. “All the while, big corporations automate jobs and misclassify workers, all to save a quick buck while reporting record profits and forgetting whose labor got them to the positions of success in the first place.” 

Eric Sorensen

Eric Sorensen

You can watch the full floor speech here. 

 In his speech, Sorensen condemned attempts to overturn National Labor Relation Board guidance that outlines how workers may bargain with their employers and allows for employees at big corporations to more easily organize and push for better conditions. 

Since entering Congress, Sorensen has been a strong advocate for Illinois workers. This Congress, Sorensen:  

  • Helped introduce the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to push back against anti-worker laws and protect workers’ right to organize.  
  • Cosponsored the No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act, which would deny employers a tax deduction for expenses incurred while attempting to influence employees’ labor organization activities. 
  • Helped introduce the Striking and Locked Out Workers Healthcare Protection Act to prohibit an employer from terminating an employee’s health insurance coverage during a lockout.  
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Advocates for Workers’ Rights

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