Jobs and Worker Rights

Hardworking Marylanders deserve good jobs with good benefits.

My dad was a carpenter, worked hard, but died at the age of 50 from preventative heart disease because he didn't have health insurance.  That should never happen in this country.

American workers deserve good jobs, benefits, and fair working conditions. That's why I'm fighting to address worker exploitation and the offshoring of Maryland jobs.

ABOVE: Roger speaking at a Prince Georges County rally for decent wages and working conditions at WalMart

I introduced the boldest manufacturing effort in Maryland history, based on the audacious belief that workers deserve the same tax benefits as companies (SB181). I've authored legislation to address fair trade and currency manipulation (SB893), cosponsored legislation that raised the minimum wage, and introduced the "tipped worker" amendment for the lowest wage workers.

"No state legislator in the country does a better job representing the interests of working men and women than Maryland State Senator Roger Manno," - IUEC (AFL-CIO) Director of Government Relations Vance Ayres. 

I authored and passed new laws that now give Maryland workers paid rest breaks (HB1099), reigned-in outsourcing of Montgomery County contracts (HB946),  increased apprenticeship job training throughout Maryland (HB644), and the job-creating Security Clearance Tax Credit for federal contractors (SB138 and SB 296). Having twice been awarded "Legislator of the Year" by AFL-CIO unions, and named an honorary member of 2 AFL-CIO construction trade unions in Maryland, I'll continue fighting day in and day out for the rights and benefits of public and private sector workers.

ABOVE: Manno speaking at a recent labor rally in Washington DC

ABOVE: Roger standing with Western Maryland workers, protesting wages and working conditions

ABOVE: Roger at a recent rally in Annapolis for fair wages, job security and project labor agreements

ABOVE: Roger standing with legislators and members of Communications Workers of America during the recent 40-day strike on Capitol Hill

ABOVE: Roger at press conference opposing repeal of certain collective bargaining rights in Montgomery County

ABOVE: Roger at a recent rally for wages in Bethesda with SEIU Local 32BJ

ABOVE: Roger at a recent AFL-CIO rally in Annapolis

ABOVE: Roger speaking at United Auto Workers meeting, after being endorsed in Hagerstown 

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