Eric Lee: Why American Unions are Backing Biden

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Reprinted from Eric Lee‘s blog on October 21, 2020.

“… If you were to ask union leaders and activists why they were backing Biden, they would read off a long list of campaign commitments Biden has made, many of which echo the ideas of Senator Bernie Sanders,” writes Eric Lee.

“One of those commitments that socialists should find particularly interesting is Biden’s promise to seriously reform America’s labour laws.

“A half century ago, American unions were a force to be reckoned with. But in recent decades, union membership has plummeted. The reason for that is primarily the employers’ war against workers, using tactics both legal and illegal to bust unions and to deny workers their basic human right to join and form a trade union. …

Eric Lee’s blog 10/21

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