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Schumer: Make American Dream Achievable, Overhaul 'Labor Laws'

Schumer: Make American Dream Achievable, Overhaul 'Labor Laws'
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By    |   Monday, 04 September 2017 02:14 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for a major overhaul of the nation's "antiquated labor laws."

Schumer made his Labor Day comments in a piece posted on Medium.

He also linked to the piece in a tweet posted on Monday.

"Working people deserve the same freedom as CEOs to negotiate a better deal for their family," he said. "In order to do this, our antiquated labor laws need a major overhaul.

"The rules of the 20th century workplace are no longer adequate to address the challenges workers face in the 21st century. We need to fight to change them in Washington and around the country."

He said Democrats should make hard working people "feel that someone has their back."

And Schumer added: "We have to keep pushing to give working Americans a better deal; keep fighting to make sure all families are given the tools they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy."

And he outlined three ways Democrats can accomplish that:

"First, we're going to increase people's pay by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour," he said. "Second, we are going lower household costs by providing paid family and sick leave and blocking outrageous prescription drug price increases.

"And third, we're going to provide workers with the freedom to negotiate with their employers so they can share in the economic growth they help create."

He said "real legislative changes will make the American Dream achievable once again."

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for a major overhaul of the nation's "antiquated labor laws."
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