For Immediate Release
Monday, July 24, 2017
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on ‘A Better Deal’ AgendaWASHINGTON —
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.”