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Anti-Democratic Attacks on Unions Hurt Working Americans
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Anti-Democratic Attacks on Unions Hurt Working Americans

Authors David Madland, Alex Rowell, and Gordon Lafer discuss how these so-called reforms would rig the system even further in favor of employers, hurting working Americans.

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It is highly likely that unions will soon be under attack at the federal level. The exact nature of the attack is still in question, but based on recent state actions—including the passage of new right-to-work laws and attacks on public sector workers’ bargaining rights—and bills that have been introduced in both this and recent sessions of Congress, it is clear the attacks will come.

This issue brief delves into these recent threats to unions, specifically exploring a category of attacks on worker power that would make it harder for workers to organize by undermining the union formation process. Previous and forthcoming reports from CAP Action highlight other likely attacks on unions, such as so-called right-to-work and paycheck protection legislation.

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Authors

David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

Alex Rowell

Policy Analyst

Gordon Lafer