The Workplace Democracy Act
“Democrats will make it easier for workers, public and private, to exercise their right to organize and join a union.”
– Democratic Party platform
Wherever unions are mentioned in the Democratic Party platform, the comments are positive and supportive and unions have many friends within the Democratic Party (including labor leaders and union members), but actions on the part of the Democratic to actively support labor unions have been unsuccessful since corporate influence within the party first made itself felt more than 40 years ago.
An Employee Free Choice Act allows workers to join a union by signing a membership card. Once a majority of workers at a given place of employment have joined a union, that union is designated as the collective bargaining agent for those workers.
The Workplace Democracy Act also repeals Section 14 (b) of the Taft-Hartley Act (which gives states the right to enact so-called “right-to-work” laws.
Legislation included in Our Promise to America: Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced The Workplace Democracy Act [S.2810].