Jobs & A Living Wage
We are heading toward a new Depression Era. Everyone deserves work, and this should be at a livable wage.
Move toward a full employment economy.
Raise the minimum wage, in stages, to $15 per hour by 2025 or earlier.
Support small business, the largest generator of jobs, so they can pass the savings on to workers.
-- example, Medicaid expansion makes it easier to hire and retain workers.
Leverage the positive role of unions.
Support processes that have achieved improved conditions for workers here and elsewhere, examples:
-- community benefits agreements, such as with the LAANE coalition in Los Angeles
-- labor-management partnerships, example: Kaiser Permanente on the West Coast
Support affordable day care and paid parental leave.