Some arguments against the move for unionization on Capitol Hill

Last month, the House passed a resolution that helps pave the way for its staff members to unionize. The measure essentially grants House staffers the same legal protections other federal employees have against retaliation if they try to formally organize a labor union. Backers say it’s needed, in part, because of low pay and high turnover on Capitol Hill. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea, including our next guest. Suzanne Bates is a senior writer and researcher at Americans for Fair Treatment, a group that calls itself a “union watchdog.” She talked with the Federal Drive about what she sees as the downsides.