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(The Hill) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that unions are winning the debate on collective bargaining rights.
Speaking at Wayne State University in Detroit, the labor leader said he sees a bright future for unions. He said collective bargaining rights are more prized now that public sector unions have come under fire from Republican governors.
“Honestly, for years — for years — we’ve been trying to hold a national debate on collective bargaining, and thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and a few of his friends — we’re having one. And guess what? We’re winning,” Trumka said, according to prepared remarks.
“The overreaching of anti-worker politicians today may have given us the game changer we need. It may have provided the sparks for the next surge of labor,” Trumka said. “And it has certainly reminded America of its most basic dream, the dream that if we work hard, if we do our part, we can have a decent standard of living, healthcare, an education for our children and a measure of security in our old age.”