Unions & Jobs

The right to organize and join a union must be guaranteed to all workers. I support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to stop employers from meddling with workers’ efforts to organize. I oppose so-called “right to work” laws, that rig the system for big corporations by making it harder for workers to form unions and engage in collective bargaining. 

America is experiencing its highest levels of income and wealth inequality in history. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen. Millions of Americans are working 2-3 jobs per week at 16 hours a day just to pay the bills. 

I support:

  • Immediately increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour 
  • A federal jobs guarantee program 
  • A comprehensive tax system that benefits ordinary Americans and forces Wall Street, corporations, and the 1% to pay their fair share
  • Federal guaranteed paid parental leave.

Congress must act to improve wages and training opportunities for fast growing and low paying jobs like home care, child care, cleaning, and other service jobs.

Jerry's Priorities

  1. Ending Gun Violence
  2. Climate Change
  3. Health Care
  4. Protecting Our Democracy
  5. Unions & Jobs
  6. Racial Justice
  7. LGBTQI+ Rights
  8. Reproductive Rights