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Labor Issues

Read the latest updates and learn more about labor issues through a Reform Jewish perspective.

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Domestic Workers

Domestic workers are indispensable to the American economy. America's families - including members of Reform congregations - depend on services provided by cleaning personnel, nannies, yard workers, and elder care workers. Domestic workers are common in American society. To learn more about domestic work in America, visit the social action guide. 

Labor On The Bimah

"Torah and Jewish tradition teach us that it is our obligation to pursue justice for those who are in need. Every year, in the weeks surrounding Labor Day, we read from Parshat Shoftim: " Tzedek, tzedek tirdof: Justice, justice shall you pursue."

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Labor Issues

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Labor Issues

From #SOTU2015 to the Budget
Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

At the State of the Union on Tuesday night, President Obama announced his proposals for the upcoming year, discussing his agenda for the next year. Throughout his speech, President Obama stressed the importance of having a budget that can truly help Americans and expand opportunity. He reminded all those watching about the different programs and […]

#SOTU Preview
Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

On Tuesday night, the Sergeant-at-Arms for the House of Representatives will stand on the floor of the House chamber and announce to the assembled Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, Cabinet members, an array of guests in the gallery (including the First Lady and Dr. Biden) and millions of the American people watching live, “Mr. […]

Momentum Builds in Support of Paid Leave with Leadership from the President
Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

On Thursday, President Obama announced several new initiatives to benefit America’s working families, especially the over 40 million American workers who do not currently have paid sick days. President Obama has signed a memo directing federal agencies to provide their employees with six weeks of paid parental leave. In addition, the President has called on […]

No Time Like a New Congress to Raise the Wage
Posted on Thursday January 15, 2015

Last week, the 114th Congress began its first legislative session, welcoming new and returning members to Capitol Hill. Between the close of the 113th Congress and the opening of the 114th, 20 states and the District of Columbia increased their minimum wage. These 20 state level minimum wage increases directly impact 2.3 million workers and […]

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Melanie Fineman at (202) 387-2800.