Bernie Sanders to unveil sweeping labor bill

Bernie Sanders to unveil sweeping labor bill
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.) is preparing to unveil sweeping union organizing legislation intended to endear himself to the labor community ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

The Democratic presidential candidate, who is battling Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Ronan Farrow exposes how the media protect the powerful Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE for union support, will introduced legislation on Tuesday afternoon “to make it easier for workers to join together and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions,” according to a press release from Sanders’s office.

Sanders is introducing the bill along with Rep. Mark PocanMark William PocanTop progressive calls for Pompeo's salary to be withheld over Sondland's blocked testimony Democrats take Trump impeachment case to voters Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt MORE (D-Wis.) in the House.

The legislation seems to mirror a similar workers’ rights bill introduced last month by Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayDemocrats urge Rick Perry not to roll back lightbulb efficiency rules Biz groups say Warren labor plan would be disaster Freedom of the press under fire in Colorado MORE (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottCBO: Pelosi bill to lower drug prices saves Medicare 5 billion Democrats divided on surprise medical bill fix NYC teacher suing DeVos over student loan forgiveness program MORE (D-Va.) that would increase penalties for companies that retaliate against workers for organizing.