We should build ‘an economy that puts workers’ interests front and center’

In a Labor Day message, AFSCME President Lee Saunders urged us to recommit to building “an economy that puts workers’ interests front and center.” AFSCME members have been on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic since the beginning. They fought for the American Rescue Plan, which restores critical public services nationwide. And they are leading the movement to give more people a voice on the job. Saunders noted that child care providers and staff at cultural institutions are among those organizing unions and claiming their seats at the table. He urged Congress to pass labor law reforms that would help workers organize and extend collective bargaining rights to public service workers nationwide.