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Voting Your Paycheck represents the tool that enables you to exercise your freedoms, opinions, and provides for those you love. This Website is designed to represent the candidates that will best serve Labors' interest.
What Voice Best Serves Your Paycheck?
What voice represents you?
Is someone who stands with labor important to you?
Joe Biden has stated time after time a strong belief that there is a war on organizing, collective bargaining, unions, and workers. Since he first became involved in serving the government, Biden has stood with workers.
Do you want Labor to have a seat at the table?
Joe Biden has pledged to form a "Cabinet Level Working Group" with representatives from labor unions that would deliver a plan to increase union density.
Is the current Secretary of Labor Pro-Labor?
Joe Biden will appoint a Pro-Labor Secretary of Labor, a Pro-Labor Secretary of Energy as well as other important boards that will not bow to corporate interest or Wall Street.
Are Judge appointments important to you?
Joe Biden will appoint labor-friendly judges to the federal bench, which will help prevent decisions like Janus vs. AFSCME, which allows employees to benefit from union representation without paying their fair share.
Is employee misclassification important to you?
Joe Biden has pledged to work with Congress to write a stricter law on employee misclassification. The Practice of classifying workers as independent contractors needs to come to an end.
Are right to work laws important to you?
Joe Biden would impose a national ban on state right-to-work laws.
Do you believe in the Union Apprenticeship Program?
Joe Biden will defend registered union Apprenticeships from IRAP's. His plan includes $50 Billion investment to registered union apprenticeship programs.
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Trump Vs. Biden
“Unions did in fact build the middle class. And here’s what that did. That built the United States of America as we know it.”
Strengthening Workers’ Rights. Biden will defend our right to organize, crack down on companies bargaining in bad faith, and make it easier for working people to come together and form unions. (Politico, 10/25/19)
Biden pledged to enact the Pro Act, a bill to strengthen labor laws, hold executives “personally liable” for interfering in workers’ attempts to unionize and roll back legislation weakening unions to “guarantee all workers have a right to collectively bargain.” (Forbes, 09/07/2020)
Investing in the Registered Apprenticeship Program. Biden will invest $50 billion in workforce training to expand opportunities for young people and will work with unions to increase apprenticeships. (Candidate website, 8/20/20)
Right to Work Laws
Ending Right to Work Laws. Biden will work to repeal states’ ability to impose “right to work” laws on their workers, so CEOs no longer will be able to push these laws that weaken unions and lower worker pay. (Politico, 10/25/19)
Protecting our Retirement. Biden will defend our hard-earned negotiated pensions and will work to protect multiemployer plans. He full supports Social Security and Medicare. (CNBC, 7/29/19)
Expanding Access to Health Care. Biden will protect health care access for American with preexisting conditions and work to lower the costs of health care and prescription drugs for working families. (Candidate website, 8/20/20)
Investing in America’s Infrastructure. Biden will invest in rebuilding our infrastructure—roads and bridges, energy grids, schools and universal broadband—creating good-paying union jobs. (Candidate website, 8/20/20)
Defending Public Employees. Biden will establish a federal right to organize and collectively bargain for all public sector employees. And he will provide much-needed aid to state and local governments. (Candidate website, 8/20/20)
Paying Working People a Living Wage. Biden supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and ending the tipped minimum wage, so that one full-time job is enough to live on. (Candidate website, 8/20/20)
Calls for $700 Billion ‘Buy American’ Campaign. Biden outlined plans to boost manufacturing by toughening “Buy American” provisions for federal contracts. He proposed a new tax penalty for companies that “offshore jobs” but a new tax incentive for those that invest in domestic facilities. In 2009 during the height of the Great Recession, Biden helped craft the auto industry bailout that save thousands of U.S. jobs. (Candidate Campaign Rally, 9/3/2020)
“We’ve had great support from [union] workers, the people that work, the real workers, but I love the right to work. I like it better because it is lower. I like it because it gives great flexibility to the people. It gives great flexibility to the companies.”
Weakening Workers’ Rights. Trump has pushed to curtail the bargaining rights of public workers and his administration has made it harder for working people to come together to form unions. (The Washington Post, 8/30/17)
Trump’s National Labor Relations Board has also moved to weaken unions and undercut workers’ ability to band together. By making it harder to define companies like McDonald’s as joint employers, the NLRB has made it far more difficult for workers employed by subcontractors and franchised companies to unionize. (The American Prospect, 8/30/19)
Weakened Apprenticeship Programs. The Trump administration has moved to undercut long-established union apprentice programs, weakening standards and allowing subpar programs to self-certify. (Inside Higher Ed., 1/22/19)
Right to Work Laws
Defending Right to Work Laws. The Trump administration has defended right to work laws that lead to lower pay and benefits for working people and higher pay for corporate CEOs. (The Washington Post, 8/30/17)
Putting Retirement Security at Risk. Trump has put Medicare and Social Security at risk by proposing billions of dollars in cuts. And under his watch, a looming crisis in multiemployer pensions has gotten even worse. (Vox, 3/12/19)
Made Health Care Less Accessible. Trump’s war on health care has made it much harder for working people to access quality, affordable insurance. Seven million more Americans are now uninsured than when he took office. (Gallup, 1/23/19)
Passed Massive Tax Giveaway Instead of Infrastructure Funding. Trump rammed through a massive tax giveaway to big corporations and their CEOs while doing nothing to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. (The Washington Post, 12/19/17)
Attacking Public Employees. Trump has stripped thousands of federal workers of previously negotiated rights and protections. His Supreme Court appointee cast the deciding vote to impose “right to work” on all public employees. (Government Executive, 3/28/18)
Opposed a Higher Minimum Wage. Trump has blocked any increase in the federal minimum wage, which remains $7.25 an hour. And he stopped a rule change to pay more workers their earned overtime pay. (The Hill, 11/1/18; CBS News, 9/24/19). Trump has publicly said that US wages are “too high.” (CNN, 11/12/15)
Trump promised to make more products in the USA and boost American manufacturing, but he failed. Instead, manufacturing fell into a recession, Trump incentivized offshoring, and his “Buy American” agenda made no meaningful difference.
Despite his promises, companies moved jobs overseas during Trump’s presidency. In Trump’s first year alone, nearly 200,000 jobs moved overseas. (The Guardian, 7/10/2019)
That will Effect you
HEALTHCARE ISSUES THAT WILL EFFECT YOU
The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Nov. 10 on a lawsuit filed by Republican attorneys general and backed by the Trump administration that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Should the court invalidate the law, more than 20 million Americans stand to lose coverage. To read the full NY Times article:
Fact-Checking Claims Pence Made About Biden's Record In His RNC Speech
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CLAIM: "Joe Biden, he supports taxpayer funding of abortion, right up to the moment of birth."
FACT CHECK: Biden has not explicitly expressed support for late-term abortions. He wants to codify Roe v. Wade and reup federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
CLAIM: "Joe Biden says that America is systemically racist and that law enforcement in America has, and I quote, 'an implicit bias' against minorities. And when asked whether he'd support cutting funding to law enforcement, Joe Biden replied, 'Yes, absolutely.' "
FACT CHECK: Biden has repeatedly denied interest in defunding the police, a position supported by the Black Lives Matter movement, and has instead proposed a $300 million cash infusion to support community policing and employing more social workers alongside police officers.
CLAIM: "Where this President achieved energy independence for the United States, Joe Biden would abolish fossil fuels, end fracking and impose a regime of climate change regulations that would drastically increase the cost of living for working families."
FACT CHECK: Though America is now a net exporter of petroleum, it still imports crude oil from other countries, so it's really not accurate to say the country has "achieved energy independence."
Between 50 and 129 million non-elderly Americans have at least one pre-existing condition that would threaten their access to health care and health insurance without the protections of the Affordable Care Act.
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As many as 82 million Americans with employer-based coverage have a pre-existing condition, ranging from life-threatening illnesses like cancer to chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, or heart disease. Without the Affordable Care Act, such conditions limit the ability to obtain affordable health insurance if they become self-employed, take a job with a company that does not offer coverage, or experience a change in life circumstance, such as divorce, retirement, or moving to a different state. Older Americans between ages 55 and 64 are at particular risk: 48 to 86 percent of people in that age bracket have some type of pre-existing condition. And 15 to 30 percent of people in perfectly good health today are likely to develop a pre-existing condition over the next eight years, severely limiting their choices without the protections of the Affordable Care Act.
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