Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, investigative journalist, and small business owner, and is committed to pushing a pro-worker agenda in Congress.

 

Vote for Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senator.

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Why Jon Ossoff is the Pro-Labor Candidate


On Good Union Jobs: 

  • Ossoff supports the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act (S. 780/H.R.1711) and the U.S. Call Center Worker & Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 3219) to force companies like AT&T, Wells Fargo, and CenturyLink to pay their fair share in taxes and stop them from sending more of our jobs overseas.

  • Ossoff supports expanding rural broadband.

 

On Workers’ Rights:

  • Ossoff supports the PRO Act, landmark legislation that will strengthen the rights of workers to join together in unions and collectively bargain with their employers, and oppose any efforts to weaken or remove protections for workers’ right to organize and collectively bargain.

  • Ossoff supports the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, legislation designed to ensure that public employees of state, territorial, and local governments have the right to join a union and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.

 

On Covid-19 Relief for Workers and Our Communities

  • Ossoff supports expanding paid leave for more workers and funding for state and local government.

  • As the husband of a doctor, Ossoff has witnessed the vulnerabilities of our healthcare response to the COVID-19 crisis and he supports the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to build more hospital capacity and properly equip medical teams with PPE. 

 

On Healthcare & Prescription Drugs

  • Ossoff will fight to strengthen and extend coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), expand Medicaid in Georgia, and create a public health insurance option.

  • Ossoff supports legislation that would allow more access to generic drugs and supports allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug costs.

 


 

Ossoff vs. Perdue

 

Good Union Jobs

Jon Ossoff: 

Ossoff supports the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act (S.780/H.R.1711) and the U.S. Call Center Worker & Consumer Protection Act (H.R.3219) to force companies like AT&T, Wells Fargo, and CenturyLink to pay their fair share in taxes and stop them from sending more of our jobs overseas.

Ossoff supports expanding rural broadband.

David Perdue:

Perdue will not commit to support the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act (S.780/H.R.1711) and the U.S. Call Center Worker & Consumer Protection Act (H.R.3219). 

Perdue stated that he "spent most of my career" outsourcing. When asked to defend his comment, Perdue stated, “Defend it? I am proud of it!” 

Perdue has not committed to support the Protecting Collective Bargaining Agreements Under the One-Touch Make-Ready Act (S.3804). 

 

Workers' Rights

Jon Ossoff: 

Ossoff supports the PRO Act, landmark legislation that will strengthening the rights of workers to join together in unions and collectively bargain with their employers, and oppose any efforts to weaken or remove protections for workers’ right to organize and collectively bargain.

Ossoff supports the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, legislation designed to ensure that public employees of state, territorial, and local governments have the right to join a union and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.

David Perdue:

Perdue is standing with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and will not commit to support CWA’s number one legislative priority, the PRO Act, even after thousands of calls and emails to his office from union members.

Perdue voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has a history of ruling in favor of corporations and special interests over the health and safety of workers – most notably in the SeaWorld case where he sided with an employer, whose negligence resulted in an employee’s death.

Perdue, following Senate Majority Leader McConnell, voted for union-busting Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary. Scalia was the anti-union lawyer representing Cablevision during CWA’s fight for a fair contract. (Roll Call Vote #313, 9/26/19; National Labor Relations Board, accessed 10/25/19)

Perdue voted for an amendment that would deny protection under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to over 600,000 workers employed by tribal-owned and -operated enterprises located on tribal land.
 

 

Covid-19 Relief for Workers & Communities

Jon Ossoff: 

Ossoff supports expanding paid leave for more workers and funding for state and local government.

As the husband of a doctor, Ossoff has witnessed the vulnerabilities of our healthcare response to the COVID-19 crisis and he supports the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to build more hospital capacity and properly equip medical teams with PPE. 

 

David Perdue:

Perdue voted against expanding paid sick leave to millions of Americans left out of the first coronavirus relief package and has not supported the HEROES Act, which would provide paid leave for all workers and state and local government relief.

Perdue supports the SAFE to Work Act, which is a corporate giveaway that makes it harder to hold corporations and businesses liable if they endanger the health and safety of their workers and customers by not taking proper precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus.

 

Expand Healthcare & Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Jon Ossoff: 

Ossoff will fight to strengthen and extend coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), expand Medicaid in Georgia, and create a public health insurance option.

Ossoff supports legislation that would allow more access to generic drugs and supports allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug costs.

David Perdue:

Perdue received $269,068 in contributions from big pharma PACS this cycle. 

Perdue voted for tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks for drug companies, but voted against lowering drug prices by allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada.

Perdue voted four times to repeal the ACA, which would have eliminated protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and supports the lawsuit to overturn the ACA, resulting in about 20 million people losing their healthcare. (Source: [SA 2328, 7/26/15; HR 3762, 12/3/15; HR 1628, 7/26/17; HR 1628, 7/25/17])

Perdue voted to support junk health insurance plans that don’t cover prescription drugs.

 

Money in Politics

Jon Ossoff: 

As an investigative journalist, Ossoff has a history of investigating and fighting corruption.  

Ossoff has pledged not to accept corporate PAC money during his campaign.

 

David Perdue:

Perdue has received almost $4 million in campaign contributions from the finance, real estate, and insurance industries during his current term. 

Perdue has not supported H.R.1, the For the People Act, which would require secret money organizations that fund elections to disclose their donors and upgrade online political spending transparency rules to ensure voters know who is paying for the advertisements they see.

 


 

Time to Say Goodbye to Perdue and McConnell

Perdue has taken $4 million in campaign contributions from the finance, real estate, and insurance industries for his 2020 race. His record clearly shows which side he is on. Perdue has failed Georgia working families on issues that matter to us.

Failed Us on Good Union Jobs: 

  • Perdue will not commit to support the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act (S.780/H.R.1711) and the U.S. Call Center Worker & Consumer Protection Act (H.R.3219). 

  • Perdue stated that he "spent most of my career" outsourcing. When asked to defend his comment, Perdue stated, “Defend it? I am proud of it!” 

  • Perdue has not committed to support the Protecting Collective Bargaining Agreements Under One-Touch Make-Ready Act (S.3804). 

Failed Us on Workers’ Rights:

  • Perdue is standing with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and will not commit to support CWA’s number one legislative priority, the PRO Act, even after thousands of calls and emails to his office from union members.

  • Perdue voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has a history of ruling in favor of corporations and special interests over the health and safety of workers – most notably in the SeaWorld case where he sided with an employer, whose negligence resulted in an employee’s death.

  • Perdue, following Senate Majority Leader McConnell, voted for union-busting Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary. Scalia was the anti-union lawyer representing Cablevision during CWA’s fight for a fair contract.

  • Perdue voted for an amendment that would deny protection under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to over 600,000 workers employed by tribal-owned and -operated enterprises located on tribal land.

Failed Us on Covid-19 Relief for Workers and Our Communities

  • Perdue voted against expanding paid sick leave to millions of Americans left out of the first coronavirus relief package and has not supported the HEROES Act, which would provide paid leave for all workers, and state and local government relief.

  • Perdue supports the SAFE to Work Act, which is a corporate giveaway that makes it harder to hold corporations and businesses liable if they endanger the health and safety of their workers and customers by not taking proper precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus.

Failed Us on Healthcare & Prescription Drugs

  • Perdue received $269,068 in contributions from big pharma PACS this cycle. 

  • Perdue voted for tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks for drug companies, but voted against lowering drug prices by allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada.

  • Perdue voted four times to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would have eliminated protections for those with pre-existing conditions and supports the lawsuit to overturn the ACA, resulting in about 20 million people losing their healthcare.

  • Perdue voted to support junk health insurance plans that don’t cover prescription drugs.