U.S.A.: AFL-CIO recommends Workers First schedule to the brand-new Biden management and congress

I. EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT Since more powerful unions are vital to addressing the multiple situations encountering America, we will advise the brand-new management to have a plan ready on The first day to establish the PRO Act and also the Public Solution Liberty to Discuss Act; create an interagency job force on cumulative negotiating; as well as rescind executive orders weakening cumulative negotiating.

II. WORKER SAFETY AND ALSO THE PANDEMIC

The most instant emphasis of 2021 will certainly be bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control, beginning by assuring access for all employees to cost-free injections as well as quick testing; issuing emergency situation COVID-19 requirements from the Occupational Security as well as Wellness Management and also Mine Safety as well as Health and wellness Administration; authorizing an executive order under the Protection Production Act to make sure appropriate supply of personal protective equipment; as well as ensuring paid sick days, paid household leave as well as childcare for all employees.

III. GOOD JOBS AND PUBLIC FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

The initial order of legal business in 2021 will certainly be the next COVID-19 expense, which must consist of $1 trillion in flexible gives for state and also local governments. Yet we need to begin now to focus on “building back much better,” beginning with a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan as well as federal labor requirements and also domestic sourcing demands for tidy power tasks. Various other top priorities for advertising good work include rescinding the Trump Labor Department’s anti-worker guidelines; elevating labor standards for all jobs sustained by federal financing; getting rid of workplace discrimination; reforming Wall Street; making the global economic climate help working individuals; developing an extra simply immigration system; boosting public investment; as well as making the well-off and big firms pay their reasonable share in taxes.

IV. RACIAL JUSTICE AND FREEDOM

The racial justice situation is intimately linked to the continuous public wellness as well as recessions. We will certainly urge the management to designate a “racial equity czar” to lead an interagency job force to survey and resolve the architectural racial equity issues in tasks, healthcare, criminal justice as well as policing that have actually come to be a lot more apparent during the continuous COVID-19 dilemmas. The Jan. 6 strike on the UNITED STATE Capitol also emphasized the pressing demand for racial justice and also freedom reform.

V. FINANCIAL SAFETY AND SECURITY

We will urge Congress and also the new management to attend to America’s proceeding economic protection crisis by giving pension plan funding relief; increasing Social Security benefits across the board; reducing prescription medication costs; lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 50; developing a public choice; enhancing the Affordable Treatment Act; restoring the unemployment insurance policy system; and establishing postal banking.

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