Improving Labor Law

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We believe workers should be able to freely exercise their rights to organize and collectively bargain in order to improve their lives.

We believe workers should be able to freely exercise their rights to organize and collectively bargain in order to improve their lives. But state laws and the National Labor Relations Act, which are supposed to protect workers’ rights to engage in collective actions, are inefficient and insufficient. A full quarter of U.S. employees aren’t covered by these laws and have no protected right to organize. America’s workers need better labor laws and a stronger National Labor Relations Board to enforce their rights.

Read more below about the failure of U.S. labor law, along with our initiatives to strengthen it, including supporting legislative reform vehicles like the Employee Free Choice Act and the workers walking off the job and striking to protest inadequate, unjust labor conditions.  This section also includes information on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency where 80 million private sector workers turn to when they are fired unfairly, their free speech is threatened, or their working conditions are unsafe.