Text: S.3219 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/21/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3219


To ensure full labor protections for graduate student workers, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 21, 2020

Mr. Sanders introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To ensure full labor protections for graduate student workers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Respect Graduate Student Workers Act”.

SEC. 2. Sense of Congress.

It is the sense of Congress that, pursuant to the definition of “employee” in section 2 of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152)—

(1) graduate student workers at colleges and universities are employees and should be granted every right and responsibility conferred to them under such Act; and

(2) graduate student workers should not be excluded from the definition of “employee” on the basis of an educational relationship with an employer.

SEC. 3. Prohibition on certain rulemaking.

The National Labor Relations Board shall not finalize or take any action to implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled “Jurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their Studies”, as published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2019 (84 Fed. Reg. 49691), or promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce any similar rule.


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