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POLICY DEBATE: “Sectoral Bargaining: Promise or Peril?”

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Sectoral bargaining has been embraced in Europe, and now it is being actively debated here in America. We’ve already seen New York push the use of wage boards. Additionally, a report on European sectoral bargaining was included in an amendment of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act that passed the House earlier this month. Read more about the issue in a sectoral bargaining report recently released by I4AW. 

Institute for the American Worker partnered with American Compass in this policy debate on sectoral bargaining in America. This video was originally recorded live on Friday, March 26th, 2021.

In this policy debate, the following speakers are featured:

  • Moderator: Diana Furchtgott-Roth is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University and former Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury.
  • Panelist: Glenn Spencer is the Senior Vice President of the Employment Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which recently released a report titled, “Bait and Switch: The False Promise of New Representation Models.”
  • Panelist: Oren Cass is the executive director of American Compass, which recently released a report titled, “A Seat at the Table: A Conservative Future for the American Labor Movement.”
  • Panelist: Vinnie Vernuccio is founder and president of Institute for the American Worker and author of the I4AW report, “Sectoral Bargaining: One-size-fits-all Collective Bargaining for Entire Industries.”

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