Source: Communications Workers of America
It is clearer than ever that the U.S. Senate is badly broken and needs to be fixed. The House of Representatives has passed hundreds of bills that would help working families, but Mitch McConnell has blocked them all. Thanks to him and the Republican-controlled Senate, airline workers are facing mass layoffs and our state and local governments are grappling with enormous deficits.
On Wednesday, CWA and progressive allies held a virtual town hall featuring Senators Elizabeth Warren and Jeff Merkley and other activists discussing action steps we can take to fix the Senate.
“One clear economic truth – an economic fundamental – is that when workers are able to join unions, and when those unions are strong, inequality goes down, the economy grows, and we’re all better off,” said CWA’s Senior Director for Government Affairs and Policy Shane Larson on the call. “If Democrats win in November and we fight for the PRO Act and other pro-worker legislation, we won’t need to go beg Mitch McConnell for permission just to have a debate about it. If we don’t fix the Senate, workers will never, ever see the progress they need.”