“This law is essential for working Americans. Reforms in our labor laws are long overdue,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “With Hillary Clinton in the White House backing working Americans, real protection will be in place for those who seek union representation to better their lives.”
With the deficiencies in current laws, many employers violate workers’ rights with a sense of impunity. The penalties that are supposed to protect workers do little to deter employers from breaking the law.
The WAGE Act, which is widely supported by the AFL-CIO and other labor organizations, would strengthen protections for workers who want to organize by establishing severe penalties that will deter employers from violating the NLRA and interfering with workers’ rights.
In addition to the IAM, Clinton has secured endorsements from the American Federation of Teachers, the Roofers and Waterproofers Union, the Bricklayers Union and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.