‘Pro-Labor, Pro-Worker Administration’: Labor Leaders Expect Union Resurgence Under A Biden Presidency

‘Pro-Labor, Pro-Worker Administration’: Labor Leaders Expect Union Resurgence Under A Biden Presidency


Many labor leaders around the country say they are confident that an administration led by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will lead to a union resurgence.

Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has featured many trips to union facilities and Biden has hired several union leaders to advise his campaign, according to Politico. Union involvement in his campaign has led leaders to expect an administration that sides with unions.

“It’s clear to me it’s going to be the most significant pro-labor, pro-worker administration in a long, long, long time,” said International Association of Fire Fighters general president Harold Schaitberger, Politico reported. (RELATED: ‘I Am Dismayed’: Firefighters, Paramedics Protest Union’s Trump Endorsement)

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Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), added: “He’s doing more of this outreach than any other candidate that I’ve known on the Democratic side. When he talks about organized labor, when he talks about the importance of unions, he really means it.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at International Union of Operational Engineers Local 66 Sept. 30. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a

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