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"We need more power in the hands of employees," warren said, also touting her plan let a company’s workers elect 40% of its corporate board members. California sen. Kamala harris and minnesota sen. Amy klobuchar said they would crack down on corporations that how to get rid of ants in your house try to undercut labor organizing. Klobuchar pitched her plan to require most companies to make how to get rid of ants in your house a minimum retirement contribution for employees of at least 50 how to get rid of ants in your house cents per hour and tougher enforcement of anti-trust laws to combat large corporations consolidating power. And former texas congressman beto O’rourke said he’d try to sell conservatives on a $15 minimum wage by making the case that employees who how to get rid of ants in your house don’t have to juggle a second job to make ends how to get rid of ants in your house meet are much more productive. Harris called for a ban on "right to work" laws in some states barring companies and unions from signing how to get rid of ants in your house contracts that require employees to pay union fees, but former obama housing chief julian castro said, "it’s not as simple as waving a magic wand in how to get rid of ants in your house washington, D.C., and changing the state laws across the country." instead, castro said he would want to create federal grants and how to get rid of ants in your house other incentives to encourage states to get rid of those how to get rid of ants in your house laws. Former colorado gov. John hickenlooper called for greater funding for child care and how to get rid of ants in your house reversing a 2018 U.S. Supreme court ruling that found government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions, though he didn’t explain how he’d undo the high court’s decision. Hickenlooper later told reporters it could be done legislatively through how to get rid of ants in your house congress. Their pitch to show solidary with workers came as union how to get rid of ants in your house leaders and their backers worry that the 2020 field of how to get rid of ants in your house at least 20 democratic contenders is not spending enough time how to get rid of ants in your house on bread-and-butter concerns. Labor is a pillar of the democratic party, but many white working-class voters and union members in swing states backed republican how to get rid of ants in your house donald trump in 2016. Democrats are working to win back those voters in the how to get rid of ants in your house next presidential election, but party leaders and union members are telling candidates that how to get rid of ants in your house they need to talk about issues that matter to working how to get rid of ants in your house families. 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The union said it would consider endorsing a candidate who how to get rid of ants in your house commits to making it easier for workers to join a how to get rid of ants in your house union, supports more than doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 and spends substantial time getting to know workers and how to get rid of ants in your house what they do on the job " not just walking a picket line for a photo opportunity. The union’s president, mary kay henry, said it has no timeline for an endorsement and does how to get rid of ants in your house not expect one soon. Henry said the candidates have discussed fragments of the issues how to get rid of ants in your house faced by working people, such as affordable child care or health care, but generally have not focused on "a comprehensive set of actions that we think the next how to get rid of ants in your house president can take that would commit to ending poverty wage how to get rid of ants in your house work in this nation." henry said that includes discussions about "unrigging the rules" of the economy, holding corporations accountable and strengthening unions. "You can’t really make progress or have the power to improve how to get rid of ants in your house kitchen-table issues like wages, affordable health care, affordable child care and a secure retirement unless we figure how to get rid of ants in your house out a way for millions more people to get a how to get rid of ants in your house seat at the table and be able to bargain," she said.

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