House and Senate Democrats Introduce “Better Deal” Labor Platform
This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other top labor leaders joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and other top party leaders to introduce the “Better Deal” platform, a series of pro-labor reforms. The announcement comes during the same week that Republicans introduced their contentious tax plan. The eight-part labor platform includes proposals on banning right-to-work laws, banning permanent replacements of striking workers, and limiting employers’ ability to to campaign against union drives in their workplaces.
“Democrats are redoubling our commitment to working men and women with these proposals,” said Senator Schumer in a statement. “We’re offering the middle class and those struggling to get there a better deal by taking on companies that undermine unions and underpay their workers, and beginning to unwind a rigged system that undermines every worker’s freedom to negotiate with their employer.”
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