S. 2909 (111th): WORK Act

Dec 18, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Senator from Vermont
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Dec 18, 2009
11 pages
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S. 3421 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2012


This bill was introduced on December 18, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 18, 2009
Referred to Committee Dec 18, 2009
Full Title

A bill to provide State programs to encourage employee ownership and participation in business decisionmaking throughout the United States, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Worker Ownership, Readiness and Knowledge Act or the WORK Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish within the Department of Labor an Office of Employee Ownership and Participation to promote employee ownership and employee participation in business decisionmaking.
Requires the Office Director, with federal grants and acting as an information clearinghouse, to: (1) support existing programs in the states designed to promote employee ownership and employee participation in business decisionmaking; and (2) promote the formation of new such programs.
Directs the Secretary to establish a program, administered by the Director, which is designed to foster employee ownership and employee participation in business decisionmaking throughout the United States.

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