November 1, 2017 / 11:03 PM / a year ago

Democrats, backed by unions, unveil sweeping labor agenda

Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday unveiled a broad pro-union labor agenda that they said could help them win control of Congress next year, including proposals to ban state right-to-work laws and give public employees the same bargaining rights as private sector workers.

Democrats released a five-page “white paper” outlining the party’s labor priorities. Lately some unions have accused the party of failing to pursue progressive policies that would bolster collective bargaining rights.

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