We can thank American unions for giving us the weekends off, safer working conditions, and benefits. The labor movement made the American dream possible for millions and millions of people. We should make it easier for people to join unions and protect workers’ rights.
When 40% of Americans cannot cover a $400 emergency and a person working 40 hours per week is still below the poverty line, it’s time to act. Jennifer supports raising the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $15/hour and establishing pre-K programs that will help working families get back on their feet.
Solving Climate Change will also create millions of jobs. We should use this opportunity to transform our infrastructure and raise up working families.
“To be free, the workers must have choice. To have choice they must retain in their own hands the right to determine under what conditions they will work.”
— Samuel Gompers