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CWA Commends Democrats for Introducing Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act

As CWAers fight for higher wages and to protect the right to join together to create better workplaces, Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House introduced strong new legislation to help achieve those goals.

Last week, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.), introduced the Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act, which would strengthen workers' freedom to join unions and negotiate collectively to win better pay and conditions, stiffen penalties on corporations who violate labor laws, protect workers' right to strike, and protect the integrity of union elections.

In a statement, CWA thanked the Democrats for taking action to ensure that working people will have the freedom to join together to negotiate for a fair return on their work, and said this new legislation would make it easier for workers who have joined a union to reach a first contract with their employer and strengthen their right to strike for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.

"The Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act is a step in the right direction toward restoring balance to our system so that it is no longer rigged in favor of corporate CEOs and the one percent," CWA said.