Our movement has come a long way. In 2012, hundreds of fast food workers demanded $15/hr. Today, every major presidential candidate is calling for $15/hr.
But that’s not enough.
We need them to think BIGGER to truly shift the balance of power away from corporations and toward the people. That’s why we’re calling on all of the presidential candidates to support Unions for All.
Unions for All means doing four things:
- Bring employers, workers and government together at industry-wide bargaining tables to negotiate wages, benefits, and working conditions.
- Establish the National Labor Relations Act as the floor rather than the ceiling for laws governing worker organizing, allowing states and cities to empower workers to join together in a union beyond the limits of federal law.
- Ensure that every public dollar is used to create good, union jobs and that every federal worker and contractor makes at least $15 an hour and has the opportunity to join a union.
- Put good union jobs at the center of any major economic proposal, such as Healthcare for All or the Green New Deal.
It’s time that 2020 candidates champion economic and racial justice and commit to a comprehensive labor plan that goes beyond a $15 minimum wage. It’s time that every person in this country has the opportunity to join a union, no matter where they work.
Hear from Angela Edwards-Luckett, an adjunct professor in Clearwater, FL, on why she demands #UnionsForAll — to improve living standards for people like her, to improve education for all students, and to ensure union jobs are at the center of major public spending: