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    Default Teamsters Back Legislation Beefing Up Collective Bargaining, Organizing Rules

    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are endorsing legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today that would enhance the ability of workers to organize and fight for better wages, benefits and working conditions on the job.

    The Workplace Democracy Act would ensure more hardworking Americans become part of the middle class by making it easier for workers to join a union. Besides repealing so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) laws in states across the U.S., the measure would halt intimidation tactics instituted by many companies that are trying to stifle unionization on their job sites.

    Jose Ramirez, a former XPO Logistics driver from Aurora, Ill. who was fired for his union activity, said during a Capitol Hill press conference today that the bill would prevent businesses from bullying worker who are trying to organize. “Companies like XPO use fear and coercion to scare their workers from forming their own union,” he said. “This bill would protect workers’ federal right to organize and ensure that what happened to me couldn’t happen to them.”

    Beyond ending RTW, the bill would 1) allow unions to organize through a majority sign-up process; 2) enact first contract provisions to ensure companies cannot prevent a union from forming by denying a first contract; 3) expand the definition of employer to limit workers being classified as independent contractors; 4) allow for secondary boycotts and picketing; and 5) expand and update the “persuader rule” to limit the use of outside union busters.
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/05/te...ganizing-rules
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    Default Re: Teamsters Back Legislation Beefing Up Collective Bargaining, Organizing Rules

    Potential Democratic 2020 presidential contenders just signed on to pro-union bill

    At least four rumored Democratic 2020 presidential candidates just signed on to a sweeping new piece of legislation that would dramatically expand labor rights in the United States.

    The bill, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, is the latest in a series of progressive pieces of legislation introduced in the Senate that have pushed Democrats left on major policy positions ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary.

    The Workplace Democracy Act was introduced in the Senate by Sanders on Wednesday and is being cosponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 10 other Democratic senators, according to the Washington Post. Gillibrand, Harris, Warren and Sanders are all speculated to be favorites to try and win the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

    The bill would make four major changes to current U.S. labor law.
    https://mic.com/articles/189306/pote...ill#.xQWC2LiKJ
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