Withdrawn 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate

Junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and Former Mayor of Burlington

Bernard Sanders
Born: September 8th, 1940  (age 76)

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Bernie Sanders on Jobs

Sanders wishes to create well-paying jobs to combat income inequality by funding public infrastructure maintenance program, strengthening labor unions, and increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. He also supports equal pay for women.

BERNARD SANDERS: “Those are the problems. We're looking at a vulgar, obscene, grotesque maldistribution of wealth and income. How do we rebuild America? Well let me give you some ideas. Number one: The first and most important issue in my view is the need to create millions of decent-paying jobs. What is the best and fastest way to do it? In Vermont and throughout this country, our infrastructure – our roads, our bridges, our water systems – are crumbling. I have introduced legislation that would put a trillion dollars over a five-year period into rebuilding our infrastructure. That would create and maintain 13 million decent-paying jobs.

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At the end of the day, we don't rebuild the middle class of this country if we don't rebuild the trade union movement. And we have gotta make it easier, and not harder, for workers to be able to join unions.

When we talk about the economy, it's not just jobs, it is wages. The federal minimum wage of seven and a quarter an hour is a starvation wage. We've gotta raise the minimum wage to a living wage, and over a period of years, to at least $15 an hour.

We need pay equity for women workers; they should not be making 78 cents on the dollar.”

11 April, 2015: Sanders addresses a small audience about jobs

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