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Bernie Sanders Files Labor Bill. Union? We Need Him!

This bill would make it much easier for workers to unionize and assert their rights, therefore reducing the need to strike.

The main provisions of the bill are:
•Eliminate the two-stage balloting process for union election
•Guarantees the right to first contract
•Strengthens and expands the enforcement authority of the National Labor Relations Board
•Repeals the prohibitions against strikes, boycotts and hot cargo agreements
•Prohibits state preemption of federal labor laws
•Secures equal treatment for all employees
•Ensures equal protection under the law for state and local public sector employees
•Provides workers the right to act as guarantors of their financial future
•Extends NLRA coverage to workers for U.S. owned companies that operate in Free Trade Agreement countries