Which side are you on? Labor Leaders Testify in the Senate

“Which side are you on?” Labor Leaders Testify in the Senate

November 18, 2023 - AFA President Sara Nelson testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) during the hearing, "Standing Up Against Corporate Greed: How Unions are Improving the Lives of Working Families." She was joined by Teamsters President Sean O’Brien and United Auto Workers (UAW) President Shawn Fain testified. 

“Administrations have not allowed a release [to strike] in two decades with the exception of one time. That is why we are suffering today in contract bargaining… I learned personally and painfully the reality that an injury to one is an injury all. As union density declined to just six percent of the private sector workforce, our capitalist economy has unraveled the American dream. We’re fighting to get it back.

“I have a question for this committee, and a message for those billionaires who want to bleed the working class and the world dry. To the billionaires I say: there is plenty for everyone. You can still be fabulously wealthy, but if you continue to try to keep us poor you will find that working people are not going to take it anymore. To the members of this committee, to the elected leaders across this country and around the world, I ask you the question that working people have asked for generations: Which side are you on?”

Watch Sara’s testimony.


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