SIGN THE PETITION! Let’s STOP the US Government from Being America’s #1 Poverty Job Creator

By Supporting the MODEL EMPLOYER EXECUTIVE ORDER, We – the People – Can Make Sure Our Government Stands with Low-Wage Workers, Not Big Corporations.


The US Government is America’s #1 Low-Wage Job Creator.

Our government creates over 2 million poverty jobs through contracts, loans and grants with private corporations – that’s more than Wal-Mart and McDonald’s combined. The vast majority of these workers are women and people of color.

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U.S. Contract Workers Strike

Over the past 3 years, low-wage contract workers walked off their jobs on strike 20 times at national landmarks like the US Capitol, Pentagon and Smithsonian Museums.

Good Jobs Nation also filed legal complaints on behalf of 500 contract workers to stop wage theft and other labor law violations.


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Workers Win Executive Action

Good Jobs Nation strikes and strategic litigation moved President Obama to sign 3 executive orders – boosting the minimum wage to $10.10, cracking down on wage theft, and extending paid leave on federal contracts.

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The Next President Must Build on Obama’s Legacy

US Senators and Members of Congress are calling for the next President to go further and issue a Model Employer Executive Order to ensure that companies that receive federal funding pay living wages and protect the freedom to organize a union.

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More Than the Minimum

Low-wage federal contract workers, most of whom are women, have won Presidential executive orders to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and end legal violations on federal contracts.

But we need the President to finish the job and provide us with good jobs that pay at least $15 an hour and a union!

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The U.S. Government
is making Washington, D.C. the Capitol of Inequality...

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