Workforce & Labor
In the United States, those who work hard should expect fair wages, safety in the workplace, and the right to organize and collectively bargain. That is why I fought for a higher minimum wage, expanded paid sick leave requirements, and stronger workplace safety rules. The best workplaces are those where respect and cooperation exist between employers and employees, and I believe the federal government should promote and foster an educated, engaged, and empowered workforce.
If we want to strengthen our economic recovery, we must also make sure that individuals whose jobs have been lost can re-train and prepare themselves to be re-employed. That is why I introduced the Pathways Back to Work Act, which would fund new training and employment opportunities for both young people and the long-term unemployed.