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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
June 11, 2019 Letter to Steve Easterbrook, Chief Executive Order of McDonald's Corporation - Duckworth, Blumenthal, Brown, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Van Hollen & Warren Demand McDonald's Improve Sexual Harassment Policies at Locations Across the Country
May 21, 2019 Letter to Secretary Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Brown, Sanders, Murray Lead 20 Senators In Urging Labor Dept To Withdraw Proposed Rule That Would Deny Millions Of Workers Overtime Pay They Have Earned
May 15, 2019 Letter to Ed Bastian, CEO Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Sanders Leads Senate Effort Urging Delta Airlines to Respect Union Organizing Rights
April 17, 2019 Letter to Sen. Roy Blunt, Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Sub-Committee of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Sen. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Sub-Committee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Van Hollen, Senators Call on Subcommittee Chairman to Secure Funding for Job Training for Older Americans
March 6, 2019 Sanders Statement on Passage of $15 Minimum Wage in House Committee
Feb. 4, 2019 Sanders Statement on Walmart Paid Leave
Jan. 28, 2019 Letter to Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management - Wyden, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately
Jan. 16, 2019 Top Democrats Introduce Bill Gradually Raising Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024
Jan. 10, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Russell Vought, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget - On First Day Employees are Missing Paychecks, Udall & Heinrich Fight to Protect Federal Workers and Contractors Stiffed Out of Pay Due to Trump Shutdown
Nov. 23, 2018 USA Today - America's Wealthiest Family Owns Walmart. They Can Afford to Pay Workers $15 an Hour.
Nov. 20, 2018 Letter to Hans Vestburg, Chief Executive Office for Verizon - Push XPO to Change its Practices for Pregnant Workers
Nov. 15, 2018 Sanders, Khanna Introduce The Stop WALMART Act to Put Workers Over Shareholders
Nov. 5, 2018 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Aug. 29, 2018 Letter to Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President, and CEO of the Boeing Company - Senators Urge Boeing to Respect Workers' Rights to Unionize, Begin Collective Bargaining
June 27, 2018 Sanders Statement on Janus v. AFSCME Decision
June 26, 2018 Letter to Robert A. Iger, Chief Executive Officer for the Walt Disney Company - Sanders to Disney: Stop Paying Workers Starvation Wages
June 26, 2018 Letter to Robert A. Iger, Chief Executive Officer for the Walt Disney Company - Sanders to Disney: Stop Paying Workers Starvation Wages
June 19, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Call for Repeal of Trump Administration's Civil Service Executive Orders
June 14, 2018 Letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Sen. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Sen. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Call for Hearing on Trump Administration Nominee to Lead the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
June 8, 2018 Sanders Promotes Employee-Ownership as Alternative to Greedy Corporations
May 29, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Ring, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board - Urge NLRB Not to Circumvent Ethics Restrictions through Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard
May 22, 2018 Sanders Accepts Amazon's Invitation to Visit Fulfillment Center
May 9, 2018 Gillibrand, Sanders, Pocan Introduce Legislation To Protect And Strengthen Workers' Rights
May 9, 2018 Gillibrand, Sanders, Pocan Introduce Legislation To Protect And Strengthen Workers' Rights
May 9, 2018 Sanders, Pocan Lead Bill to Restore Workers' Rights
May 9, 2018 Norcross, Sanders, Pocan, DeLauro Introduce Workplace Democracy Act
April 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, and William Wiatrowski, Acting Director of the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Start Taking Workplace Harassment Seriously, Reconsider Decision Not to Collect Economic Data
April 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, US Secretary of Labor - Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities
April 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Sen. Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Parry Murray, Ranking Member - Call for Robust Funding for Job Training for Older Americans
March 7, 2018 Letter to Phebe N. Novakovic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics Corporation - Sanders, Warren, Merkley Demand General Dynamics Respect Its Workers
Feb. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Tip Proposal Would Steal Billions from Workers
Feb. 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Withdraw Harmful Proposed Tip Rule
Jan. 30, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, the Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, and the Honorable Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Insight into How Departments are Working to Prevent Harassment
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Warren Leads Senate HELP Committee Democrats' Call for Immediate Hearings on Workplace Sexual Harassment
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: A Living Wage
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Ending the Race to the Bottom
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Creating Jobs Rebuilding America
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Income and Wealth Inequality
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. William Emanuel, Member of the National Labor Relations Board - Warren Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling on NLRB Member to Disclose All Potential Conflicts of Interest
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Feinstein, Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Senate Committee on Health, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor - Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work
July 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Protect Federal Employee Retirement Benefits
July 19, 2017 Sanders, Conyers, Holmes Norton Announce Youth Jobs Bill
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 25, 2017 $15 Minimum Wage Introduced with Broad Support in Senate and House
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott S. Dahl, Inspector General of the Dept. of Labor - Request to Review Delay of Rules Protecting Workers from Lethal Substances, Reversal of Policy Publicizing Workplace Safety Violations
May 11, 2017 Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
May 11, 2017 Sanders, Gillibrand, Polis, Delaney, and Pocan Introduce Legislation To Address Income Inequality
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