Presidential Candidate Unveils Nine Step Plan To Strengthen Unions, Empower Workers

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is getting specific about how he wants to restore unions and create better wages and jobs for workers.

His nine step plan, Organizing the American Dream, is a detailed outline of the governor’s stance on issues such as corporate accountability, organizing, and wages.

According to his campaign site, “[The] Organizing the American Dream plan will take the following nine steps to restore wages, undo the damage of the last 40 years of Republican and corporate attacks on unions, and ensure every person, no matter who they are or where they work, has the right to join a union and collectively bargain for the pay and benefits they deserve.”

“Trump’s economy might work for CEOs and the top 1%,” his website states, “but it’s left hundreds of millions of workers behind. While President Trump and his allies changed the rules so the stock market broke records, their actions made sure that wages stagnated, healthcare costs soared, and support for child care, K-12 schools, and higher education were slashed.”

The nine step plan is as follows:

  • Step 1: Pay workers a fair wage

  • Step 2: Give everyone good benefits

  • Step 3: Check corporate power and restore the right to organize

  • Step 4: Provide true corporate accountability

  • Step 5: Demand equity in the workplace

  • Step 6: Create a robust apprenticeship, training and certificate system

  • Step 7: Create 8 million new jobs building the clean energy economy

  • Step 8: Global protections for workers

  • Step 9: A just transition for workers

For more on his plan, visit his campaign site here.

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