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John Hickenlooper on Jobs

Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor

 


Reverse ruling government workers needn't pay union dues

Q: Support "right to work" laws, prohibiting unions from mandating dues for workers they represent?

John Hickenlooper: No. Called for legislation reversing Supreme Court ruling that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions.

Corey Gardner: Yes. Co-sponsored the National Right to Work Act, repealing bargaining provisions requiring union membership as a condition of employment.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Colorado Senate race , Oct 10, 2020

Strengthen protections against age discrimination

Q: Your senior policy?

Hickenlooper: Congress should be supporting work-share programs so that seniors don't face permanent job loss, even if their employer is struggling. In the long term, Congress could do a lot to strengthen seniors' economic security. We should strengthen protections against age discrimination, which many seniors report having experienced in the workplace. We should make it easier to save for retirement by creating portable retirement plans.

Source: AARP Survey on 2020 Colorado Senate race , Sep 30, 2020

Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour

Hickenlooper on Minimum Wage: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.

19 CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Joseph Biden, Jr.; Cory Booker; Steve Bullock; Peter Buttigieg; Julian Castro; Bill de Blasio; John Delaney; Tulsi Gabbard; Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris; Jay Inslee; Amy Klobuchar; Seth Moulton; Beto O`Rourke; Tim Ryan; Bernard Sanders; Eric Swalwell; Elizabeth Warren; Marianne Williamson.

There's broad support among Democratic presidential candidates for doubling the hourly minimum from $7.25 to $15, and then allowing it to rise automatically with inflation, as proposed by House Democrats in the Raise the Wage Act. Even centrists like Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Vice President Joe Biden favor this. In 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton favored going only to $12 (though she expressed strong support for states that raised it to $15).

Source: Politico "2020Dems on the Issues" , Jul 17, 2019

No socialism: we can't promise every American a job

If we don't clearly define that we are not socialists, the Republicans are going to come at us every way they can and call us socialists. We can't promise every American a government job. If we want to get universal health care coverage, I believe that health care is a right and not a privilege, but you can't expect to eliminate private insurance for 180 million people, many of whom don't want to give it up.
Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) , Jun 27, 2019

2018: declared "Equity For All Day" on gender pay gap

The former governor of Colorado and former Denver mayor has not spoken much publicly about pay equity. In 2018, he did declare April 10 "Equity For All Day" in Colorado, though this was in coordination with an organization's marketing push for its work to close the gender pay gap. A few years earlier, in 2013, Hickenlooper signed legislation that extended the federal Family and Medical Leave Act to include domestic partners in Colorado. Since launching his presidential campaign, Hickenlooper has said he supports a $15 minimum wage and that his vision for American workers would include creating a paid family and medical leave plan.
Source: Abigail Abrams in Time magazine on 2019 Democratic primary , Apr 2, 2019

Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector

Our top priority must be jobs. Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector. Our task must be to support that job growth, while also maintaining the highest ethical and environmental safeguards. Listening to Coloradans, understanding the vision that every county has for its economic future, is the first step. We need to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive in Colorado. The economic plan we are proposing is not a top-down, government mandated scheme. It's a bottom-up, community-based initiative that will reflect the priorities of your constituents. On my first day as your new governor, I signed executive orders designed to spur job creation, attract investors and cut red tape.
Source: 2011 Colorado State of the State Address , Jan 13, 2011

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