As the 2020 general election looms closer, the labor movement is chasing its tail trying to decide whether or not they will ever see whole-hearted, labor-friendly reform effort from Democrats. In one breath, they laud the apparent support indicated by the backing of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) ACT, co-sponsored by 40 senators and 100 members of the House. As they exhale, they remember the mismatch between past campaign promises and the failure of the Carter, Clinton and Obama administrations to pass such sweeping “labor reform” into law.
Be that as it may, they still feel compelled to direct the union voter base to support the most seemingly labor-friendly candidates, as if this is the only topic on the hearts and minds of Americans. The In These Times story linked to above provides this assessment of where some of the leading Democratic candidates stand on the issues.