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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Democracy and Human Rights
🇺🇸 Only one party will protect worker and labor rights; rights of the disabled and the right of people to believe and worship as they choose or not to believe or worship at all. 1/11
#Democrats believe that improving labor standards around the world protects human rights and promotes broad-based prosperity. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #HumanRights #HumanityFirst
#Democrats will ensure that America’s diplomatic and trade agreements include enforcement provisions for workers’ rights, and we will fight to end the evils of poverty-wage, child, and slave labor. 3/11 #DemPartyPlatform #HumanRights #WorkersFirst
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Thank you @SenSchumer for joining us today to talk about the path forward for aviation workers and our industry as we work to defeat COVID and extend a workers-first recovery—and for your fierce support of aviation workers from the start 1/9 #ExtendPSP
Please listen to the @afa_cwa members who shared how the pandemic has upended their lives—and how important it was to have protection from the Payroll Support Program we fought for and won with support from champs like @SenSchumer, @SpeakerPelosi and @RepPeterDeFazio 2/9
It's wonderful to feel a tailwind as @JoeBiden musters the full strength of the federal government to coordinate the response we needed from the start. In this moment, the feeling of relief has taken on a deeper personal meaning for me 3/9
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More than 6.6 million people filed for #unemployment in the past week. 10 million in two weeks. Now, @StevenMnuchin1 and @realDonaldTrump are on the brink of personally signing pink slips for a million or more aviation workers. Tell them NO #COVID19 1/12…
Aviation workers gave our government a simple solution to save 2 million jobs and a vital industry: direct grants that kept aviation workers on payroll, connected to our benefits, and able to assist in fighting the virus now then lift our economy once it's contained 2/12
We fought for and won exactly that in the #CARESAct, a bipartisan agreement to keep people in their jobs, getting their regular paychecks, connected to their healthcare. A truly #WorkersFirst plan, created by workers for workers 3/12
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This @CNBC story is blowing up, but please read past the headline to what @united says: not a single furlough or layoff before September 30. That's because of the payroll grants our union proposed and fought for. Let me explain 1/8…
First, let's be crystal clear: the aviation plan in this bill is labor's plan. @afa_cwa proposed it, our labor family leaned in, @RepPeterDeFazio championed it, many others helped, and @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi made sure it crossed the finish line #WorkersFirst 2/8
The grants in this package go 100% to workers. It guarantees paychecks and benefits for hundreds of thousands of aviation workers--from Flight Attendants and pilots to mechanics, cleaning crews and even contract catering workers 3/8
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Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans had an opportunity to draft a bipartisan relief package that would help the people suffering the most - workers and their families. Instead, they’re doing what they did in 2008 and 2009: giving Wall Street a blank check with taxpayer money.
Our plan should put cash in people's hands, expand tax credits for families, halt evictions and foreclosures, provide rental and mortgage assistance, and support our frontline health care providers.
I look forward to continuing negotiating with my colleagues on an agreement that puts #WorkersFirst.
We have to provide real relief to workers and hold corporations accountable.

That means no corporate bailouts without investing in the Dignity of Work.
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Taxpayer money that goes to bail out big companies must go to workers – not CEOs & shareholders. @RepMarkPocan, @RepJayapal, @RepLloydDoggett & I want strings attached to any corporate bailout money in the next stimulus package to put #WorkersFirst.…
Earlier this week, I announced 8 requirements that we believe companies should meet if they want a bailout. Yesterday I wrote the legislative text. Stimulus negotiators just need to drop it in the next package.
More than 100 House members have already called for similar conditions that major corporations should meet to help workers & taxpayers if they want federal money. Let’s get this done & not make the same mistakes of 2008 in the next stimulus package.…
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