Clawson: Do Your Part in the War on Workers; Beat Trump and Win the Senate

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Reprinted from The Daily Kos by Laura Clawson on October 24, 2020.

“The reality is this,” writes Laura Clawson in The Daily Kos: “The biggest thing we can do for worker power right now—concretely in one moment and to lay the groundwork for future improvement—is to defeat not just Donald Trump but enough Senate Republicans to put Democrats in the majority. Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shown what an impediment to progress he is, not just with Trump in the White House but when Barack Obama was president as well.

Democrats have plans to raise the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009; to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; to invest in infrastructure and green jobs. Democrats would protect and even build on the Affordable Care Act—if Trump’s Supreme Court appointees don’t make that impossible. Democrats would pass more COVID-19 relief, without which so many people have been pushed into poverty. Democrats are defending the U.S. Postal Service, which has been a backbone of the Black middle class. Trump’s National Labor Relations Board has attacked workplace union voting rights again and again. In fact, here, from the Economic Policy Institute, are 50 reasons Trump is bad for workers.  …

Daily Kos 10/24

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