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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.

THE BIDEN PLAN FOR STRENGTHENING WORKER ORGANIZING, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, AND UNIONS

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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