In this video, Bernie Sanders explains unions to young people. Young people have been misled by fear-mongering, especially on talk radio, about unions. When people work as a group — collectively — they become more powerful and can more effectively address their concerns with other powerful groups, including employers.
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio addresses the Senate on the history and importance of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Wagner Act that began the labor agency. His speech is compelling. He points out that the Wagner Act has helped improve the lives of many people by allowing collective bargaining, and emphasizes that a well-paid workforce stimulates the economy.