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Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Calls For “National Ban” On Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws, Also ‘Presses’ Candidates ‘To Stand With’ Unions

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:00 am
by NHLaborNews.com
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Calls For “National Ban” On Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws, Also ‘Presses’ Candidates ‘To Stand With’ Unions

Democratic Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is calling for a National ban on Right-To-Work (for less) Laws and for every candidate running in 2020 to explicitly stand with Labor Unions in their Organizing Drives across the country.

In a speech recently made to the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Sanders said that, as president, he will demand Congress pass legislation to effectively ban Right-To-Work Laws all over America.

His call comes as Conservatives push a court case to try to expand Right-To-Work into the transportation industry.

Citing his campaign’s work supporting local Union Organizing across the country, Sanders also declared: “The question we have to ask is this: Why does the billionaire class and corporate America hate the Trade Union Movement so much?  And the answer is pretty simple: The Trade Union Movement is the last line of defense for Working Families of this country.  We have got to rebuild, strengthen and expand the Trade Union Movement in America.  We need elected officials and candidates at every level to get serious about speaking out for the Trade Union Movement.  This should not be an afterthought.  If we’re talking about growing wages, providing health care to all people, having a progressive tax system, the Trade Union Movement must be in the middle of all of those discussions.”

To Direct Access Senator Sanders’ Full Remarks To The IAM, Go To: https://nhlabornews.com/2019/04/sanders-calls-for-national-ban-on-right-to-work-presses-candidates-to-stand-with-unions/?fbclid=IwAR20zdOTvw7VAH-yDKZgYM9q0Q_4fRPDwscht32sPu-0TmMPmW1CDI2OLew

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