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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:40 PM

17. :) Biden of course RAN on a comprehensive plan to restore union power

and all the rest of the labor powers that created the large, prosperous middle classes of the past. There are a lot of lies being published right now, but Biden has always been a strong supporter of working people and labor rights.

This is a bare outline; details at https://joebiden.com/empowerworkers/ (of course including the $15 MW) make this a long read, but with a lot of questions excitingly answered.


Strong unions built the great American middle class. Everything that defines what it means to live a good life and know you can take care of your family – the 40 hour workweek, paid leave, health care protections, a voice in your workplace – is because of workers who organized unions and fought for worker protections. Because of organizing and collective bargaining, there used to be a basic bargain between workers and their employers in this country that when you work hard, you share in the prosperity your work created.

Today, however, there’s a war on organizing, collective bargaining, unions, and workers. It’s been raging for decades, and it’s getting worse ... The results have been predictable: rising income inequality, stagnant real wages, the loss of pensions, exploitation of workers, and a weakening of workers’ voices in our society.

Biden is proposing a plan to grow a stronger, more inclusive middle class – the backbone of the American economy – by strengthening public and private sector unions and helping all workers bargain successfully for what they deserve.

As president, Biden will: (Extensive explanations of how he'll do these at the link.)

* Check the abuse of corporate power over labor and hold corporate executives personally accountable for violations of labor laws;
* Encourage and incentivize unionization and collective bargaining; and
* Ensure that workers are treated with dignity and receive the pay, benefits, and workplace protections they deserve.

This plan is a critical addition to Biden’s proposals
* to ensure all workers have access to quality, affordable health care;
* to guarantee all workers are able to send their children to quality public schools and have access to universal pre-kindergarten;
* to provide education and training beyond high school, including federally Registered Apprenticeships;
* to support a clean energy revolution that creates millions of unionized middle-class jobs; and
* to meet our commitment to invest first in American workers and ensure that labor is at the table to negotiate every trade deal.

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