Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Campaign Promise

Economy

Labor

Obama and Biden will strengthen the ability of workers to organize unions. He will fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Obama and Biden will ensure that his labor appointees support workers' rights and will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers. Obama and Biden will also increase the minimum wage and index it to inflation to ensure it rises every year.



Fight Attacks on Workers' Right to Organize:

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    Obama has fought the Bush National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) efforts to strip workers of their right to organize. He is a cosponsor of legislation to overturn the NLRB's Kentucky River decisions classifying hundreds of thousands of nurses, construction, and professional workers as 'supervisors' who are not protected by federal labor laws.