Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled sweeping new legislation that will make it easier for workers to organize unions in a bid Tuesday to endear himself to the labor community ahead of the 2016 presidential election.“Our job is to make it easier for workers to join unions, not harder,” Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, told dozens of cheering low-wage workers outside the Capitol.“If workers in this country want to exercise their constitutional right to join a union, they must be allowed to do that,” he added.The Workplace Democracy Act would allow employees to form a union through the controversial card check process, as opposed to holding a secret-ballot election.

Source: Sanders calls for overhaul of labor law | TheHill