WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, January 20th, 2021, Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Andy Levin (MI-09) announced the reintroduction of their bipartisan SAFE (Secure And Fair Elections for) Workers Act. This bill demands the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) use the available technology of the 21st century to conduct elections remotely, allowing workers to organize while ensuring the safest workplace possible during the pandemic.
“Over the last year we have seen COVID-19 impact our world in countless ways, most noticeably changing the daily lives of workers all across the country. We must continue to work together to protect the rights, health, and safety of American workers,” said Fitzpatrick. “Our bipartisan legislation will require the NLRB to allow workers to vote electronically. I am proud to once again introduce this legislation to protect the right to organize with my good friend Congressman Levin, and to continue the progress that was made last Congress.”
“I wanted my first act of this new Congress and this new administration, amidst this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, to be about worker safety,” said Levin. “I also wanted to send the message that we can work across the aisle in the economic interest of the American people, placing an important issue like this above the political fray. I am grateful to my Republican co-lead, Congressman Fitzpatrick, for partnering in this effort in the 116th Congress and again in this new session. Today, we begin a new chapter of taking public health and workers’ rights seriously.”