Longtime Union Members Announce Labor Caucus to Advocate for Workers

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Reprinted from Common Dreams by Jessica Corbett on November 13, 2020.

Amid a flurry of new campaigns and initiatives launched in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week, a pair of Democratic congressmen who are both decades-long union members announced on Friday the creation of a Labor Caucus to advance an agenda that centers needs of working families in Congress.

Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) and Donald Norcross (D-New Jersey)—members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), respectively—unveiled the caucus in a statement that acknowledged the former vice president’s recent win.

“President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration gives the Democratic Party the opportunity to reprioritize working families at the center of our legislative agenda,” declared Pocan, before taking aim at the outgoing president, who still refuses to accept the election outcome. …

Common Dreams 11/13

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