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Winter 2008


The Democratic victory in the 2006 Congressional elections meant that the name of the Committee overseeing Labor concerns was returned its original robust title: the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. 2 Under the leadership of Rep. George Miller the U.S. saw the first minimum wage increase in ten years (Rubin).The Employee Free Choice Act passed the House, but stalled in the Senate.Librariansʼ support of the Act is strong with the ALA-APA Council having voted in favor of the Act by resolution in June 2006 and a statement issued in support of HR 800 in March, 2007.

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Progressive Librarian, issue 30, p. 70-78