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Creación de una economía justa

La pandemia COVID-19 también ha provocado una crisis económica sin precedentes. Millones de personas siguen desempleadas, mientras que los beneficios financieros federales esenciales están a punto de expirar.

Como antiguo delegado sindical y líder laboral, Reggie está profundamente comprometido con la justicia económica y cree firmemente que los derechos de los trabajadores deben ser defendidos y ampliados. En un momento en que la salud de los trabajadores está amenazada como nunca antes y los puestos de trabajo son increíblemente escasos, esto es más urgente que nunca. Reggie también cree que es necesario apoyar a las pequeñas empresas durante esta crisis y seguirá luchando por obtener más fondos para las empresas locales que ya están enfrentando las amenazas del aburguesamiento y la expansión empresarial.

Por eso, en la Asamblea, Reggie ha luchado por crear una economía que funcione para todos, no solo para los que están en la cima, aumentando los salarios, protegiendo los derechos de los trabajadores, ampliando los servicios críticos y apoyando a las pequeñas empresas.

EN SACRAMENTO, REGGIE HA MEJORADO LA JUSTICIA ECONÓMICA MEDIANTE:

 

El aumento de los salarios y la mejora de los servicios esenciales

  • Supported increasing the state minimum wage to $15 per hour.

  • Championed the establishment of the state Earned Income Tax Credit targeted to help support the state’s poorest working families.  This credit now covers over three million California households.

  • Championed the repeal of the maximum family grant rule in CalWORKS, which denied aid to children who were born while their parents were already receiving state assistance.

  • Co-authored legislation that created a system of overtime for agricultural workers.

  • Co-authored legislation that expands access to safe consumer loans up to $7500.  This legislation targets communities of color and other that are un-banked or under banked with limited credit histories.

  • Co-authored legislation that helps provide broadband internet connectivity throughout the state, as internet access is critical to our education, health care and economic well-being.

  • Authored legislation that makes it easier for counties to pay for home Internet and phone services for low-income individuals.

  • Secured hundreds of millions to expand access to child care both in-home and pre-school for California families.

 

La protección de los derechos de los trabajadores y los consumidores

  • Authored legislation that strengthens workplace protections for employees of cannabis businesses.

  • Authored legislation that protects foster minors from adverse consumer credit reports in their name.

  • Authored legislation that ensure cannabis businesses employees receive proper workplace safety training, protecting both employees and consumers.

  • Authored legislation that allows workers to return to work post-retirement for a temporary amount of time without losing retired health benefits from their previous employer.

  • Authored legislation that strengthens human resource protection for state employees.

  • Authored legislation that empowers social workers to provide feedback on county policies or regulations that endanger the health and safety of children without fear of retribution.

 

El apoyo al desarrollo de la pequeña empresa

  • Supported over $125 million in funding for community banking loans for small businesses

  • Authored legislation that supports advertisement revenue generation for certain local arenas and other sports complex developments.

  • Supported the extension of the California Competes program that awards tax credits to small businesses in the state to encourage their growth.

APOYAR A LAS PEQUEÑAS EMPRESAS ES DE SENTIDO COMÚN.

En la Asamblea, seguiré trabajando para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas para recuperar nuestra economía local.

REGGIE JONES-SAWYER

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