Democrats in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House are proposing Congress pass worker-friendly reforms that guarantee workers a collective voice and bargaining rights with employers.
The Democrats’ “Better Deal” labor plank calls for a federal law that makes sure public workers have the same rights and freedoms in collective bargaining as private sector workers, a ban on anti-union ‘Right To Work’ laws, strengthening the right to strike by banning scab replacement workers, and curtailing anti-union campaigns by employers that intimidate workers.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says Democrats are “doubling down” on the party’s commitments to workers.
With Republican control of Congress these “Better Deal” pro-labor proposals aren’t likely to advance.
While labor welcomes these “Better Deal” proposals, the real test will be whether politicians of any party really use their elected positions to advance the interests of working people. Far too often, whether Democrats or Republicans are in charge worker’s interests take hits.