Bernie Sanders Sanders's proposalincludes 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 andestablishing a new system of sectorwide bargaining. The Vermontsenator unveiled the plan Wednesday as he and most other Democraticpresidential candidates address the Iowa Federation of Labor'sannual convention in Altoona. Organized labor is a key constituencyand major source of Democratic votes, volunteers and campaignfunds.

"What I believe is that we're not going to grow the middle classof this country unless we revitalize the trade union movement andunless we provide the opportunity for millions of workers to dowhat they want, and that is to join trade unions," Sanders said inan interview on Tuesday.

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