Fighting For You: Labor
Every election cycle, we hear politicians promising to 'strengthen our economy,' but too often what we actually get are vague platitudes instead of real plans. We need real, bold, concrete steps to build an economy that works for people of all backgrounds.
Fought for Stronger Collective Bargaining Rights
Jared has championed the Employee Free Choice Act in Congress, which would ensure that workers can join together to form unions without facing retaliation from management.
Stood Up to Donald Trump’s Attacks on Workers’ Rights
Jared has forcefully opposed Trump’s attempts to roll back Obama-era worker protections, including on overtime law, worker exposure to hazards, and protections for public school teachers.
Worked to Pass Paid Family and Medical Leave
Jared supports federal paid leave legislation (the FAMILY Act led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro), and as governor, he is committed to bringing paid sick, family, and medical leave to Colorado
Demanded Accountability for Labor Violations
Jared introduced legislation that empowers shareholders to hold executives accountable for breaking the law and harming workers. And he worked to strengthen the National Labor Relations Board in its mission to protect workers.
Cracked Down on Union Busting
Jared’s “Giving Workers a Fair Shot Act” will help prevent companies from stopping their employees from unionizing.
Advocated for a Higher Minimum Wage
Jared sponsors legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, and as governor he will eliminate Colorado’s prohibition on cities and towns setting higher minimum wages than the statewide minimum.
Fought for a Secure Retirement
Again and again, Jared has opposed efforts to weaken Social Security and Medicare, and he is not afraid to stand up to people like Walker Stapleton who want to gut PERA here in Colorado.
Demanded Equal Pay for Equal Work
Jared has fought to end all forms of pay discrimination, including disparities based on both gender and race.
Worked to End Workplace Discrimination
Jared introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the Equality Act, both of which prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sponsored the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
The bill will ensure that pregnant employees don’t have to choose between keeping their paycheck and having a safe pregnancy.