For nearly twenty years I participated in labor negotiations with several different unions. There were two types of meetings. The general meeting where the union had fifteen to twenty people on their side and management had about the same. High level items were discussed, proposals exchanged and explained and there was frequent yelling and grandstanding, mostly for the benefit of the individuals seated behind the table as it was known. Nothing was actually accomplished.
The real work, the real exchange of ideas and solutions occurred in private, closed door if you like, meetings, at lunch with two or three people and telephone calls. That’s how things get done.
Too bad the never had a real job, non-profit “advocates” don’t understand that. Or perhaps they do and it’s just politics.
The TRUST Act would require the U.S. Department of the Treasury to report to Congress on the health of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds within 45 days of passage. Congress would then appoint bipartisan committees to come up with recommendations by June of 2021. Then, lawmakers would be required to take an up or down vote on the proposals, with no amendments allowed.