Labor Dems seek to bring back blue-collar issues as center of party
April 19, 2022
A group of House Democrats is seeking to make labor issues the vanguard of their party’s national conversation.
Members of the Labor Caucus, formed in 2020, want to ensure traditional Democratic issues related to workers’ rights, unions and the economy remain a focal point in the direction of the party.
Rep. Donald Norcross of New Jersey, who co-chairs the caucus, said he wanted to form the caucus because there wasn’t a dedicated policy focus on union issues, despite it being a key item in his party’s platform.
“The Labor Caucus [is meant to be] the strongest pro-union voice in Congress and connect union leaders with members,” Mr. Norcross told The Washington Times. “The labor unions in our country are as diverse as the people who live here. We have very progressive unions and more conservative unions and everything in between.”