AN ECONOMY POWERED BY TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, SECURITY AND EQUITY IS NECESSARY.
We believe that creating workforce opportunities that reduces discrimination against people allows economies to thrive. Nations and industries that support and invest in caregiving and basic workplace protections—including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments—have shown growth and increased capacity.
EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK AND THE RIGHT OF ALL PEOPLE TO BE PAID EQUITABLY.
We must end the pay and hiring discrimination that people, particularly women, people of color, Indigenous people, lesbian, queer and trans people still face each day in our nation, as well as discrimination against workers with disabilities, who can currently legally be paid less than federal minimum wage. Many women have always worked and in our modern labor force; and women are now 50% of all family breadwinners. We stand for the 82% of women who become moms, particularly moms of color, being paid, judged, and treated fairly. Equal pay for equal work will lift families out of poverty and boost our nation’s economy.
ALL WORKERS – INCLUDING DOMESTIC AND FARM WORKERS - MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR A LIVING MINIMUM WAGE, AND THAT UNIONS AND OTHER LABOR ASSOCIATIONS ARE CRITICAL TO A HEALTHY AND THRIVING ECONOMY FOR ALL.
Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in full solidarity with the sex workers’ rights movement. We recognize that exploitation for sex and labor in all forms is a violation of human rights.