Our labor unions... have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor. But their work goes beyond their own jobs... They have spoken, not for narrow self-interest, but for the public interest and for the people.
We believe unions are essential
As Democrats, we believe in the importance of unions to protect the interests of working people. Capitalism works when employees can organize and bargain on a level playing field with their bosses. It doesn’t work when the government steps in with laws like Right to Work that cripple the ability of unions to function. That’s why we support getting rid of Virginia’s union-busting right to work law.