David Zuckerman on Jobs
Right to work laws harm union and non-union workers
Q: Support "right- to-work" laws, eliminating unions' ability to mandate dues for workers they represent?
David Zuckerman: No. Such laws "harm union and non-union workers by depressing union membership and limiting [their] effectiveness."
Phil Scott: Mixed. Has supported a right-to-work law and vetoed a family medical leave bill. But has also supported teachers' right to strike.
Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 Vermont Gubernatorial race
, Nov 3, 2020
Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; plus paid family leave
We must raise the minimum wage and pass paid family leave. Imagine how much easier it would have been to proactively tackle the Covid-19 pandemic in Vermont had we had such a program in place. Ensuring that the minimum wage keeps pace with the
cost of living and that all Vermont families can use paid family leave will help those working full time have the resources to meet their and their family's needs. We support a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
Source: 2020 Vermont governor campaign website ZuckermanForVT.com
, Apr 3, 2020
Increasing minimum wage will lift workers out of poverty
It's time for political leaders to stop squeezing those at the bottom by misguidedly relying on failed, wealthy-friendly economic policies and present solutions that will actually lift hard-working Vermonters out of poverty. Increasing the minimum wage
is one way to do just that. Recent studies have listed benefits to raising wages including an increase in consumer spending, decrease in suicide, higher worker productivity, reduction in employee turnover, and reduction in poverty rates.
Source: OpEd in Bennington Banner on 2020 Vermont Gubernatorial race
, Feb 23, 2020
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