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Bernie Sanders Sanders’s proposal includes the sweeping labor law reform bill he proposed in 2018. (Photo: ALM)

(Bloomberg) –Bernie Sanders wants to fundamentally overhaul U.S. labor law by expanding workers’ rights to organize and strike and establishing a new system of sectorwide bargaining. The Vermont senator unveiled the plan Wednesday as he and most other Democratic presidential candidates address the Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual convention in Altoona. Organized labor is a key constituency and major source of Democratic votes, volunteers and campaign funds.

“What I believe is that we’re not going to grow the middle class of this country unless we revitalize the trade union movement and unless we provide the opportunity for millions of workers to do what they want, and that is to join trade unions,” Sanders said in an interview on Tuesday.

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