LABOR  +  IMMIGRATION

QUESTION 1

Concerning the gig economy, do you support collective bargaining, minimum wages, covering independent contractors, expanding portable benefits, and appeals in cases of termination, misclassification of workers?

 

What will you do to enhance the ability of these newer types of workers to be organized?

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Corporate power grabs have sent jobs overseas and pushed workers in the United States into a downward spiral: trapped in a gig economy that offers instability and no benefits, subject to surprise ICE raids, or without legal protections for their right to organize.

 

People’s Action rejects this global “race to the bottom,” which harms workers at home and abroad, and actively supports workers’ rights to organize and immigrants’ right to live in dignity and free from fear as they contribute to our nation’s economy and future. covered.

QUESTION 2

Do you support an immediate end to Trump's trade wars and renewing trade negotiations centered on legally binding global standards for environmental protections, wages, and labor rights, which will put an end to the global 'race to the bottom' that is destroying livelihoods and communities in the U.S. and around the world? If so, what would you do to advance that?

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QUESTION 3

We believe that support for the DREAM Act is the absolute floor for any new immigration policy plans. We want a road to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in this country, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.

 

We demand a fair and generous asylum system; our immigration system be disentangled from our criminal justice system, and; that family members who have been unjustly deported should have the “right to return” to the United States.

Do you agree with these demands and, given the effectiveness and magnified cruelty of the Trump Administration as it specifically relates to the immigration system, what is your plan to deliver on these promises through legislative or administrative changes?

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