House Democrats this week reintroduced a bill that would prohibit localities and states from hindering government workers from organizing, The Hill reported.

Public-sector workers cannot collectively bargain in about half of U.S. states, according to the publication.

The legislation was first introduced in 2018 following the Supreme Court’s “Janus” decision, which forbade public-sector unions from collecting fees from non-members.

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, a cornerstone agenda matter for President Biden and labor groups, has 150 cosponsors in the House, the vast majority of them Democrats.

“Like all working people in this country, public service workers deserve the right to stand together with their coworkers in a union, to bargain together for safer and fairer working conditions,” The Hill quoted AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler as saying.

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