Why Are Major Unions Undermining the Progressive Strategy on Reconciliation?

Source: In These Times
by Jeff Schuhrke

“As the congressional battle over President Biden’s domestic agenda reached a critical juncture last Thursday, some national labor leaders appeared to come down on the side of conservative Democrats aiming to stall or significantly downsize the proposed $3.5‑trillion budget reconciliation bill. Dubbed the Build Back Better Act, the reconciliation bill as currently designed would amount to what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I‑Vt.) calls ‘the most consequential piece of legislation for working people, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor since FDR and the New Deal of the 1930s.’ It includes historic investments in healthcare, education and climate change policy …. the bill also reportedly includes key provisions of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act — legislation that would reform labor law and remove many of the legal obstacles to forming a union.” (10/04/21)