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Monday, July 24, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on “A Better Deal” Agenda

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the congressional Democrats’ release of “A Better Deal” economic agenda:

“I applaud Democrats’ commitment to building an economy that rewards working people and not just the wealthy and well-connected. Substantial investment in infrastructure, paid family leave and a higher minimum wage are all important policy goals that AFSCME enthusiastically supports.

“The best way to accomplish these goals is to promote the freedom of Americans to join a union and negotiate a fair return on our work. Unions provide the power in numbers that make better jobs, better wages and a better future possible. We encourage all lawmakers to make freedom to join a union a centerpiece of any economic agenda going forward.” 

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