Boyle Appointed to Jobs With Dignity Task Force
WASHINGTON – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley announced his decision to name Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) to serve as co-chair of the newly formed Jobs with Dignity Task Force. The Jobs with Dignity Task Force is one of the five “Jobs for America” task forces convened by the Caucus this week as part of a unified effort to address the most pressing needs of middle class families and create a visionary Democratic policy agenda to fuel a strong economy for all Americans. The Jobs with Dignity Task Force will focus on creating and advancing innovative policy solutions to restore dignity to the American worker through higher wages, better employee benefits, increased profit-sharing, and genuine financial, retirement, and job security for all.
“I’m honored to have been selected by House Democratic Leadership for this formative role,” said Congressman Boyle in a statement following the announcement. “Workers are the backbone of this nation, but today they are struggling more than ever to keep their heads above water. Wage stagnation and retirement insecurity are the challenges of our time. The American worker no longer believes she can work hard for fair pay and provide her children a better life. Sadly, more than ever, she is right. She is literally working harder for less. Despite record productivity and a soaring stock market, far too many Americans are barely scraping by, even while working multiple jobs to support their families.”
“House Democrats are the true champions of the middle class and those aspiring to be in it. This task force will ensure that our legislative agenda takes to heart the challenges facing working Americans today and translates that into a proactive agenda that champions their needs.” Boyle continued, “As the son of a janitor and a crossing guard, and the co-founder of the Blue Collar Caucus formed in the wake of the 2016 election, I thank Chairman Crowley for his leadership and look forward to working with my colleagues in this important effort.”
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) added, “Workers deserve access to safe and secure jobs that give them the ability to climb the ladders of opportunity and build a nest egg for their golden years. Unfortunately, we’ve seen these opportunities dwindle, and that must change. Democrats are committed to bringing these jobs back, and I’m grateful to Congressman Boyle for his leadership on this important task force. We must do all we can to put Americans back to work in good-paying, reliable jobs that allow them a fair shot at the future they deserve.”
Congressman Boyle will co-chair the Jobs with Dignity Task Force with Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8), Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA-36). The four additional Jobs for America Task Forces are focused on: Rebuilding America, Access to Jobs, the New Economy, and Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes.
For more information on the House Democratic Caucus’ Jobs for America Task Forces, please visit: www.dems.gov/jobsforamerica