2 results for tag: 2020 presidential election


Elizabeth Warren unveils farmworkers’ rights plan

By Melissa Gomez March 2, 2020 Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan for farmworker and food chain employee rights Monday that would bolster federal safety protections and workers’ access to basic rights. The Massachusetts senator’s proposal comes the day before Super Tuesday, when voters cast ballots in 14 states including California, home to about a third of the nation’s farmworkers, many of whom are in the country illegally. Warren also plans to appear Monday in East Los Angeles, where she is expected to speak about the Justice for Janitors movement. “For decades, agricultural labor has been intentionally excluded from basic ...

Pete Buttigieg focusing on health care and wages affecting minority communities

By 16 News Now February 28, 2020 Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is back on the campaign trail in South Carolina, highlighting the need to address underlying issues that affect health and wages in minority communities. Buttigieg has been absent from the stump while taking part in fundraising events in Florida and Washington, D.C. Health care was the focus of a round-table in Greenville with local African American leaders. Buttigieg said, "Just the basics of wages. What could be worse for your health than poverty? And raising the minimum wage for example, extending access to union rights, to categories that have been historically ...