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Democratic Party on Labor & Farming


Protect workers’ right to organize

Gore will protect the forty-hour workweek, overtime requirements, the Davis-Bacon act and the Service Contract act. He has proposed reforming government contracting rules to ensure that taxpayer dollars do not go to companies that break basic labor laws. We are fighting for new ergonomic standards and whistle-blower protections. We need a new law banning permanent striker replacement workers. We should stiffen penalties for employer interference with the right to organize.
Source: Democratic National Platform Aug 15, 2000

The rights of low income workers must be protected

Millions of workers will continue to labor in jobs that pay low wages. Many of these are women, people of color, or immigrants. Their work has great dignity. Democrats are committed to ensuring that these workers - no less than their counterparts in more highly-skilled, better paid positions - are treated with dignity and fairness.
Source: Democratic National Platform Aug 15, 2000

Democrats will strengthen safety net for family farmers

Farmers should receive incentives to conserve soil and improving farming and forestry techniques. The Republican Freedom to Farm Act has resulted in years of low prices and necessitated billion dollar bailouts. It is misguided and must be changed. Family farmers who work hard and smart should be able not only to survive but to thrive.
Source: Democratic National Platform Aug 15, 2000

Other candidates on Labor & Farming: Democratic Party on other issues:
Pat Buchanan
George W. Bush
Al Gore
Ralph Nader

Political Leaders:
John Ashcroft
Hillary Clinton
Elizabeth Dole
John McCain
Robert Reich
Janet Reno
Jesse Ventura

Opinion Leaders:
Noam Chomsky
Bill Clinton
Jesse Jackson
Rush Limbaugh
Ross Perot
Ronald Reagan

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