1| BIDEN IS THE PRO-WORKER CANDIDATE

Biden will strengthen labor and workers’ rights.

  • Supports banning the permanent replacement of workers during a strike and will ensure workers can exercise their right to strike without retaliation
  • Supports legislation like the PRO Act that will allow for secondary boycotting
  • Will enact the Obama-Biden era NLRB rules that strengthen workers’ rights
  • Opposes anti-worker so-called "right-to-work" laws

Biden will fight for good jobs and worker protections.

  • Supports stronger OSHA rules
  • Supports a $15 minimum wage
  • Commits to keeping good manufacturing and call centers jobs in the U.S. by ending Trump's tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas
  • Will invest $20 billion in rural broadband infrastructure
  • Supports upholding collective bargaining agreements under the FCC's One Touch Make Ready rule

Biden advocates for the health of workers and their families.

  • Will invest $750 billion for universal preschool for 3 and 4-year-old children and expand childcare through tax credits for families to encourage employers to build onsite childcare centers
  • Supports at least 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for all workers
  • Will fight for equal pay for equal work for all workers
  • Advocates for strengthening the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare funding, and lowering prescription drug costs

 

 

2| BIDEN HAS A LONG HISTORY OF SUPPORTING UNION AND WORKERS' RIGHTS

Biden has fought to protect and stand with labor as a Senator and Vice President.

  • He stands with workers in tough organizing and contract battles -- last year he called on AT&T to negotiate in good faith with CWA members on strike in the Southeast
  • When he first took office as a Senator, he called for public financing of elections.
  • He was the lead sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece of legislation signed into law in 1994
  • As Vice President, Biden helped secure the passage of billions of dollars in funding to build out broadband and make other job-creating infrastructure investments
  • As Vice President, Biden played a key role in securing the passage of the Affordable Care Act and he has committed to further strengthening coverage while reducing health care costs

 

 

3| CWA AND LABOR WILL HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Biden’s platform includes recommendations from CWA and labor, ensuring our issues are front and center of his agenda.

  • Commits to strongly support legislation protecting workers’ right to join unions and have a union contract, like the PRO Act and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act
  • Opposes anti-worker so-called "right-to-work" laws
  • Advocates for eliminating Trump’s tax and trade policies that encourage big corporations to ship jobs overseas and evade paying their fair share of taxes. If companies shut down their operations here and outsource jobs, we’ll claw back any public investments or benefits they received from taxpayers

 

 

4| BIDEN WILL BE READY TO TAKE ON COVID-19 FROM DAY ONE

Biden knows how to respond to a public health crisis and has the experience we need to deal with COVID-19. He led America’s successful response to Ebola by listening to scientists and following the facts.

  • Supports cost-free COVID-19 testing, treatment, preventative services, and eventual vaccine for the insured and uninsured
  • Will authorize the Defense Production Action to ensure PPE and other supplies are provided to our hospitals and health care providers during the health crisis
  • Backs premium pay for essential workers

 

 

5| BIDEN'S ADMINISTRATION WILL HELP UNITE THE COUNTRY

  • Will not scapegoat others for problems--he's repeatedly said that "The Buck Stops Here"
  • Understands the problems that we're going through because he comes from a working-class family
  • Developed a forward-looking Build Back Better Agenda to create good jobs and address inequalities to make our country even stronger than before
  • Accepts accountability for the negative impacts of the policies that he has supported in the past, and aligns himself with pro-worker advocates who will continue to keep him accountable and push him forward

 

*The information provided in this document is from the CWA Candidate Questionnaire and the official Biden 2020 campaign website.