The labor community has a list of agenda items for President Biden and the new federal government after throwing their support behind him in the election.
Marc Dann, attorney and founder of Dann Law, discussed how the Biden administration can hold white collar criminals accountable after years of being let off the hook, restoring the middle class through work and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast.
NLRB General Counsel
Dann applauded President Biden for demanding National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb step down or be forced out of office. He said it is one such action showing that he will put working people first.
He laughed at the blatant hypocrisy of Congressional Republicans, who cheered President Trump’s firing of President Obama holdovers. He said their outrage over replacing President Trump holdovers is not in good faith.
Holding white collar criminals accountable
Dann said he is worried the Biden administration will lack focus on white collar criminals and will instead focus resources on prosecuting those who took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection. While this is necessary, it does not bring justice to those working class people who have been fleeced without justice.
Additionally, Dann believes removing large corporate interest from politics is a good idea. The large sums of money flowing in is influencing politicians decision making ability. He used the pharmaceutical lobby as an example, one that has killed many Americans through opioids.
Restoring the working class
Dann suggested the post-COVID-19 middle class be rebuilt through a comprehensive infrastructure plan and developing a plan to allow businesses to safely reopen.
An infrastructure bill has been talked about for years, now the Democrats have the power to get it done. The result would be thousands of good paying union jobs.
Dann said he believes it would be tough for Democrats to lose national elections after delivering this for the American people. Additionally, he said Democrats need to focus on the widely popular minimum wage increase.