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Monday, July 24, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on ‘A Better Deal’ Agenda


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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