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H.R.2587 Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, 112th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Sep 16, 2011 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 15, 2011, with a roll call of 238 ayes, 186 nays, and 9 not voting.

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 56% of users support H.R.2587

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  • H.R.2587 has been viewed 7,300 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Americans for Tax Reform

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    • U. S. Chamber of Commerce

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    • Alliance For Worker Freedom

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    • Workforce Fairness Institute

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    • FreedomWorks

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    • American Hotel & Lodging Association

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    • Business Coalition for Fair Competition

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    • Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

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    • Printing Industries of America

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    • National Council of Chain Restaurants

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    • National Retail Federation

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    • National Association of Manufacturers

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    • Associated Builders & Contractors

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    Opposing Organizations

    • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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    • AFL-CIO

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    • Communications Workers of America

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    • United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union

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    • Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers

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      I know that the organization Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers opposes H.R.2587
    • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

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    • International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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    • National Consumers League

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    • AFL CIO Building & Construction Trades Department

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    • International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

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    • American Federation of Teachers

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    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 24, 2011, by Americafirst - We will never be workers like you have in CHina. This is nothing less than an AMerican slavery bill and must be killed.

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      As noted by Americafirst, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 24, 2011, "We will never be workers like you have in CHina. This is nothing less than an AMerican slavery bill and must be killed. "
    • On September 21, 2011, by sandea - <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/">ONLINE FASHION</a> <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/category/accessories/">ACCESSORIES</a> <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/category/clothing/">CLOTHING</a> <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/category/shoes/">SHOES</a>

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      As noted by sandea, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 21, 2011, " <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/">ONLINE FASHION</a> <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/category/accessories/">ACCESSORIES</a> <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/category/clothing/">CLOTHING</a> <br><a href="http://www.freeonlinefashion.com/category/shoes/">SHOES</a> "
    • On July 25, 2011, by OPa_Infinity - My support for this bill would be dependent upon some avenue to address companies who in fact violate labor laws by relocating to avoid union votes for example. I also believe that as a minimum the proposed change to the current law should not apply during time of formally declared war, where the nation must quickly mobilize its resources.

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      As noted by OPa_Infinity, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 25, 2011, "My support for this bill would be dependent upon some avenue to address companies who in fact violate labor laws by relocating to avoid union votes for example. I also believe that as a minimum the proposed change to the current law should not apply during time of formally declared war, where the nation must quickly mobilize its resources."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 25, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - Opponents say the bill would allow companies to retaliate against workers who want to unionize by eliminating their jobs or forcing them to accept poor conditions. H.R. 2587 removes "the only meaningful remedy available to ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 25, 2012, "Opponents say the bill would allow companies to retaliate against workers who want to unionize by eliminating their jobs or forcing them to accept poor conditions. H.R. 2587 removes &quot;the only meaningful remedy available to ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html&sa=U&ei=FjwWUPutNcG66wHu9YDYDg&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEQoj6UdMaGOoREuP0rocxy2WC8Lg)
    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 24, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - Opponents say the bill would allow companies to retaliate against workers who want to unionize by eliminating their jobs or forcing them to accept poor conditions. H.R. 2587 removes "the only meaningful remedy available to ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 24, 2012, "Opponents say the bill would allow companies to retaliate against workers who want to unionize by eliminating their jobs or forcing them to accept poor conditions. H.R. 2587 removes &quot;the only meaningful remedy available to ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html&sa=U&ei=-AMTUPa6N6j30gHN8oCoCQ&ved=0CCQQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNExTAOdbqiLuSv7o1JyhZe0IiIlLw)
    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 24, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - Opponents say the bill would allow companies to retaliate against workers who want to unionize by eliminating their jobs or forcing them to accept poor conditions. H.R. 2587 removes "the only meaningful remedy available to ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 24, 2012, "Opponents say the bill would allow companies to retaliate against workers who want to unionize by eliminating their jobs or forcing them to accept poor conditions. H.R. 2587 removes &quot;the only meaningful remedy available to ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html&sa=U&ei=e5gRUK3XIIPM9QSS0oG4Cg&ved=0CCQQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNF8ZA9O3jSjuRFCpedMO9K9EX5tBA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Open thread for night owls: Reading Tom Friedman isn't better'n a poke in the eye with a sharp stick - July 26, 2012 by DAILY KOS - H.R. 2587 would remove the only meaningful remedy available to workers if a company illegally moves operations or eliminates work because workers engaged in protected activities such as organizing a union. An employer can outsource for any ...

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      As noted by DAILY KOS on July 26, 2012, "H.R. 2587 would remove the only meaningful remedy available to workers if a company illegally moves operations or eliminates work because workers engaged in protected activities such as organizing a union. An employer can outsource for any ..." (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/26/1114046/-Open-thread-for-night-owls-Reading-Tom-Friedman-isn-t-better-n-a-poke-in-the-eye-with-a-sharp-stick)
    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 24, 2012 by Huffington Post - a href="http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/1/hr2587" target="_hplink">Supporters say the NLRB misuses its current power to force companies to relocate their business, which threatens job growth in areas of the country where labor laws are less strict.

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      As noted by Huffington Post on July 24, 2012, "a href="http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/1/hr2587" target="_hplink">Supporters say the NLRB misuses its current power to force companies to relocate their business, which threatens job growth in areas of the country where labor laws are less strict." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html?ref=topbar)
    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 24, 2012 by Huffington Post - a href="http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/1/hr2587" target="_hplink">Supporters say the NLRB misuses its current power to force companies to relocate their business, which threatens job growth in areas of the country where labor laws are less strict.

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      As noted by Huffington Post on July 24, 2012, "a href="http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/1/hr2587" target="_hplink">Supporters say the NLRB misuses its current power to force companies to relocate their business, which threatens job growth in areas of the country where labor laws are less strict." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html)
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