What needs to happen for you to make a good living? For unions to survive? This Jersey Dem has a few ideas.
September 9, 2018
Here are some ideas on what it will take for workers to earn a good living in this economy.
The federal government needs to raise the minimum wage and make it easier — not harder — for employees to organize. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that unleashed unlimited corporate spending on campaigns needs to be reversed.
Stock buybacks should be banned, executive pay curbed, and corporations should be required to help their employees and their communities when they close up shop and move.
That’s according to a report issued by Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st Dist., and three of his House Democratic colleagues, who have been looking at the future of organized labor for more than a year.
“To make our economy work for all of us, not just the rich and powerful, working people must be able to stand and fight for higher wages, better health care and a more secure retirement,” said Norcross, a former electrician who became assistant business manager for an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local, the only former union business agent in the House.