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AFFT in The Washington Times: Democratic leaders embrace push to unionize congressional staff

Americans for Fair Treatment Senior Writer, Suzanne Bates, was featured in The Washington Times:

“These are no longer the blue-collar unions of our parents’ generation that fought for workers’ rights,” said Suzanne Bates, a senior writer and researcher at the right-leaning Americans for Fair Treatment. “Today, unions organize highly educated ‘elite’ employees from graduate students at universities to journalists, museum staff and now Capitol Hill staffers.”

Mrs. Bates added that the push to unionize Hill staffers was about expanding organized labor’s influence among federal lawmakers at a time when the overall number of union workers was decreasing nationally.

“This expansion on Capitol Hill is about unions building their political capital. It isn’t about the working class and what they need,” she said. “Can you imagine what union meddling could mean for a congressional committee or office?”

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Americans for Fair Treatment

Americans for Fair Treatment is a free, membership, non-profit organization designed to help public sector workers exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of coercion from unions.