Center for American Progress Action

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

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.

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.

Authors

David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

You Might Also Like

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.