Elizabeth Warren Proposes Worker Plan


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WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to give part-time workers more predictable schedules if she is elected as president.

The 2020 Democratic candidate unveiled her "Fair Workweek" plan that builds on her comprehensive labor plan to help "shift power" back towards working people.

The supplement would require employers with 15 or more workers to give two weeks of advance notice of work schedules and compensate workers for changes within the two-week window.

It also requires companies to provide benefits to part-time workers, such as paid family leave and retirement benefits.

This comes among announcements that Warren and three other candidates for the Democratic ticket in 2020 are threatening to boycott the December Debate due to a labor dispute at Loyola Marymount University, the site of the debate.

Senator Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, say they will pull out of Thursday night contest after a union representing workers who serve food to students planned to picket because recent contact negations have failed.

The Democratic National Committee originally had the debate schedule for UCLA, but there was a labor dispute there as well and decided to move it to LMU.

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Worker Plan