Bradley Shows Pro-Union Colors On Presidential Trail

Taking a stance that's certain to be unpopular in the business community, Democratic presidential candidate and former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley says that he would propose a ban on the often-used corporate tactic of hiring replacement workers for employees who go on strike. "One of my absolute key objectives," he says," "is to make sure that we don't have a [prosperity] train that moves along and leaves more and more people farther behind." Bradley says that labor laws in the U.S. are tilted against union organizers and need to be reformed. He also says that if an employer is found guilty of firing someone for trying to organize a union, then the employer should have to pay not just back wages (the current penalty), but also triple back wages and punitive damages.

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