On May 9, 2018, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ)—all expected 2020 Presidential contenders—along with Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the deceptively named Workplace Democracy Act (WDA) (S. 2810 and H.R. 5728, 115th Congress).
The WDA would:
While sponsoring the WDA will likely earn Presidential hopefuls union support in 2020, the bill is a rotten deal for workers, entrepreneurs, small and local businesses and the American economy.
In enacted the Workplace Democracy Act’s damaging provisions will inflict serious harm on the American workplace. That’s why on June 20, CDW launched a multi-pronged educational campaign to push back against the legislation and sent a letter signed by 128 state and national organizations to Capitol Hill strongly urging lawmakers to oppose this misguided legislation. Additionally, CDW launched an ad campaign along with WorkplaceDemocracyAttack.com. We are watching carefully to see if the bill is reintroduced in the 116th Congress.