Worker’s Rights

As the cost of food, basic services, and housing rise across our city and country, wages are stagnant. As many of us continue to struggle to pay our bills and put food on the table, wealth inequality continues to worsen. I am an unabashed supporter of the union movement and believe in a fair day’s pay for a fair day of work. I will continue to fight for workplace safety and amplify the voices of workers. 


We will not achieve this without the support of unions and without improving workers’ rights. Philly is a union city, and unions have been the backbone of the middle class in our city. When unions have more power, our workers see not only higher wages but safer working conditions. I have seen this firsthand in my own career and have taken action to secure better working conditions for nurses in PA. As President of the Pennsylvania State Nurse’s Association (PSNA), I helped lead efforts to bring nursing unions and professional nursing associations together on a comprehensive safe staffing bill benefiting patients and nurses. I will continue to fight alongside unions to support working people as I did when the Patient Safety Act passed in the PA House. And I will always support workers fighting to form unions in their workplace.

I will:

  • Fight so that all workers can have the right to unionize without retaliation. 

  • Oppose all anti-worker legislation.

  • Support raising the minimum wage to at least $18 an hour. 

  • Support and fight for fair workweek legislation. 

  • Ban any form of LGBTQI discrimination in the workplace.  

  • Support investments in the state’s infrastructure, including creating more equitable transit for people across the state and supporting the creation of good union jobs.

  • Lead a bill that will prevent employers from locking workers into exploitative contracts that force them to pay for workplace in-services if they leave the company.

  • Lead the introduction of a bill to help consumers build their credit by getting credit for rent and utility payments. 

  • Lead the introduction of bills that combat employers from forcing employees to attend strike-breaking meetings and that limit public sector dues-paying union members from having to pay for non-union member services.