ADD YOUR NAME: Become a Citizen Co-Sponsor – Join the call for a Model Employer Executive Order!

The Next President of the United States

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BIG NEWS! For the first time in history, the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee voted to call on the next President to issue a Model Employer Executive Order and direct federal taxpayer dollars to companies that pay workers living wages and allow them to form unions!

Currently, the federal government is America’s leading low-wage job creator, funding more poverty jobs than McDonald’s and Wal-Mart combined. 60% of federal contract workers are women and 88% are women of color working contracted jobs in areas like food service, janitorial work, or landscaping.  

A Model Employer Executive Order would begin to reverse the federal government’s low-wage contracting policies by providing as many as 21 million people– 8 million workers and their families who rely on low-wage jobs in the federally-supported economy – with good jobs that provide a path into the middle class.

In addition to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, low-wage federal contract workers have gained the support of 18 senators, leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and dozens of national faith leaders in calling on the next president to give workers a living wage and the right to form a union.

While a Model Employer Executive Order would be historic, it would not be unprecedented. After waging 18 strikes over 3 years, Good Jobs Nation won 3 Executive Orders from President Obama to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, prevent wage theft and other labor law violations, and provide paid sick leave for workers on federal contracts.

Sign the petition NOW to support a path to the middle class for 21 million Americans!

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To: The Next President of the United States
From: [Your Name]

The Democratic Party Platform Committee has drafted the official platform of the Democratic Party. It contains language urging the next President to sign the Model Employer Executive Order, which would provide a living wage and the right to form a union for 8 million workers and their families.

We, the signers, are calling on the next President to build on President Obama’s legacy and support workers – especially the workers employed by the federal government who are paid for with our tax dollars, by signing a Model Employer Executive Order as soon as he or she takes office.

The next president will have an enormous impact on our still-recovering economy. He or she must recognize the right and responsibility the office holds to ensure that the millions of workers who America employs are paid a living wage.

President Obama has started to support the hardest working Americans and strengthen the middle class. The 45th President of the United States must finish the job!