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Why Labor Law Reforms Need to Remain in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
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Why Labor Law Reforms Need to Remain in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

David Madland argues that lawmakers and the Biden administration prioritize labor law reforms in the American Jobs Plan given that strengthening unions and collective bargaining rights will be critical for the United States' long-term economic recovery.

President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan contains many elements that will prime America’s economy for faster, stronger and more equitable growth, including investments in roads, water systems, electric grids, child care and home care.  Among its most important reforms, however, are those that would make it easier for workers to join a union and bargain collectively.

Promoting unions is the hidden linchpin of the president’s plan because creating good jobs is not just a matter of increasing economic growth. In today’s economy, workers need more power to ensure that economic growth translates into better conditions.

The above excerpt was originally published in Morning Consult. Click here to view the full article.

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David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

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