House approves measure by Rep. Andy Levin allowing congressional staffers to unionize | Ap


WASHINGTON — Amid a surge in labor organizing across the country, the U.S. House late Tuesday approved a resolution by Michigan Rep. Andy Levin that would recognize congressional staffers’ right to organize and bargain collectively.

The measure, passed 217-202 along party lines by the Democratic-led chamber, creates legal protections for more than 9,000 “covered employees” in House offices or committees who want to raise workplace complaints or issues with their bosses without fear of retribution.

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