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    Default Teamsters Support Omnibus Spending Bill That Protects Worker Rights, Health Care

    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters back a $1.1 trillion spending bill approved today by Congress for fiscal year 2016, saying it ensures workers retain their rights to organize on the job and will continue to receive comprehensive health insurance from their employers without being financially penalized.

    “This omnibus package is a step in the right direction for workers,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. “Although the Teamsters didn’t get everything we wanted, Congress rejected attempts to turn back the clock on employees seeking union representation and makes sure those with good health insurance won’t be punished by the federal government in the short term.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2015/12/te...ts-health-care

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    Default Re: Teamsters Support Omnibus Spending Bill That Protects Worker Rights, Health Care

    These are matters that should be handled as part of the regular order of Congress, not in a giant end-of-the-year bill. While we oppose their inclusion outright, at the very least they deserved a full debate.
    This is something I think I would like to see changed. Both democrat and republicans attach pork and controversial amendments to the year end funding bill. They do so knowing the president isn't going to veto and shut down the government.
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    Default Re: Teamsters Support Omnibus Spending Bill That Protects Worker Rights, Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    This is something I think I would like to see changed. Both democrat and republicans attach pork and controversial amendments to the year end funding bill. They do so knowing the president isn't going to veto and shut down the government.
    I totally agree and it is outlandish IMO that this is even allowed.

 

 

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