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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Adams Introduces an Amendment to Protect Employee Privacy Rights

Jun 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced an amendment to H.R. 2775, the so-called Employee Privacy Protection Act to ensure employers are not conducting video surveillance in designated private areas such as restrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms. This amendment was rejected by the Republican-led Education and Workforce Committee during a vote that advanced three anti-union bills that sabotage worker’s abilities to organize and collectively bargain.

“A basic right to privacy is not something employees should have to question while at work,” said Congresswoman Adams. “My Republican colleagues say they are concerned about protecting worker’s rights yet their actions prove otherwise as they continue to side with corporations over workers. Businesses are made strong by employees who work hard each day and it is our responsibility to stand up for their rights. I am disappointed by Republicans' indifference to workers' needs and appalled by the advancement of this legislation.”