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SHRM Members Help Educate Congress

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Approximately 200 SHRM members from 48 states and the District of Columbia traveled to Capitol Hill this week to share their expertise and explain SHRM’s positions on employment verification, workplace flexibility issues, and the Employee Free Choice Act (also known as the “Card-Check” bill). 

The Society’s HR professionals met with their elected officials and congressional staff on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, the final day of SHRM’s 2007 Employment Law and Legislative Conference.

Prior to their congressional meetings, SHRM members heard from U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL), who stressed the importance of member advocacy in advancing the interests of the HR profession.  Meek also outlined the Democratic Party’s agenda for the 110th Congress and its priorities in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), a SHRM member and the senior Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, told members that their views were critical on such issues as the “Card-Check” bill, proposals to expand employee benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act, non-discrimination legislation relating to genetics, and immigration reform. 

Thank you to all those who participated in promoting the interests of the HR profession!  Look for pictures of SHRM members on Capitol Hill and at the 2007 Employment Law and Legislative Conference on the SHRM Government Affairs homepageon Monday, March 19, 2007.  
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