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Andrew Yang on Jobs

 

 


Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes

We've automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa. We need to think about how we're going to help Americans transition through this time. My flagship proposal is a freedom dividend of $1,000 per month for every American adult. It would help tens of millions of Americans transition through what is the greatest economic and technological transformation in our country's history, which we're going through right now.
Source: CNN Town Hall: 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 14, 2019

I'm a huge union fan

I'm a huge union fan. When I sit with union leaders and I say, you know what's going to help your union membership is if you have a dividend of $1,000 a month [as in my flagship proposal] because it ends up making it possible for unions to negotiate much harder, since then they have something they can fall back on? So this is a very pro-union plan. I'm fan of the right to organize.
Source: CNN Town Hall: 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 14, 2019

Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma

We have to solve the problems that got Donald Trump elected in 2016, and to me the main driver of his victory was that we automated away four million manufacturing jobs. We're in the third inning of the greatest economic and technological transformation in the history of the country, and we need to evolve to the next form of our economy. This has been in place in Alaska for almost 40 years, where it's universal. And because it's universal, there's no stigma attached.
Source: ABC This Week 2019 interview of presidential hopefuls , Apr 7, 2019

Pay equity for women and minorities