S. 3421 (112th): WORK Act

Jul 23, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jul 23, 2012
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Senator from Vermont
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Jul 23, 2012
12 pages
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S. 2909 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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S. 2412 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 02, 2014

Full Title

A bill to establish an Employee Ownership and Participation Initiative, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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Worker Ownership, Readiness, and Knowledge Act or WORK Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, to establish within the Employment and Training Administration an Employee Ownership and Participation Initiative to promote employee ownership and employee participation in business decisionmaking.
Requires the Secretary to establish a program, which may include grants for outreach, technical assistance, and training, to encourage new and existing state programs designed to foster employee ownership and employee participation in business decisionmaking throughout the United States.
Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on progress related to employee ownership and participation in U.S. businesses.

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