Benjamin Sachs Argues in Favor of Political Organizing for Workers

The New York Times published an op-ed authored by former Skadden Fellow Benjamin Sachs (’99) arguing in favor of allowing workers to organize for politics even when they decide not to organize for collective bargaining, saying it would “help restore balance to a democracy that wealth has so badly skewed” (“A New Kind of Union,” Sept. 1). “Whatever issues they chose to pursue, these unions would give a political voice to those in America who currently lack one,” the article said. “Campaign-finance reform has failed because it does nothing to address the underlying disparities in wealth distribution that produce political inequality in the first place. Legal reforms that enable political organizing are fundamentally different because organization, like wealth, is its own source of political power.”