When working men and women are free to decide whether to join a union, it helps the economy, improves business and promotes democracy, witnesses testified today before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Kimberly Freeman Brown, executive director of American Rights at Work, told the board’s hearing on proposed changes in the way union representation elections are conducted that unions help the economy.
When workers do choose to form a union, it makes the workplace safer and more productive. At a time when many everyday American are struggling to get by, any measure that gives workers a real chance to protect their safety and economic interests and have a voice on how best to perform their jobs can’t come soon enough.
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