Warren Faults Democrats' Attention Toward Unions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says Democrats have not paid enough attention to organized labor.
The U.S. senator from Massachusetts was among 2020 hopefuls attending a union forum Saturday in Las Vegas. In response to a question, she said she agrees that the GOP has focused more on tearing down unions than Democrats have on building them up.
Warren says Democrats and unions "have not done enough to protect each other."
She proposed implementing a method of streamlining union elections called card check. She also called for more pro-labor voices on the National Labor Relations Board and in the Labor Department to ensure businesses treat unions fairly.
Warren detailed her plan to tax the wealthy and fund universal child care and student debt forgiveness as well as require 40 percent of corporate boards' members to be representatives of employees.