Economic Justice & Worker's Rights

The success of Providence and its people requires a strong commitment to economic justice that cannot falter during these difficult times affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The current and future economy depends on protecting labor rights, workplace safety, and sufficient wages to support a healthy and happy life. The creation of sustainable jobs is just one part of the plan that fuels Providence's economic recovery and growth. John offers a multi-faceted solution that includes affordable childcare, a stronger stance on workers' rights, access to legal counsel, and the promotion of policies that work to address wealth inequality.

John's Record

What We've Accomplished Together

Supported Brown University Graduate School Union On Contract Negotiations

• Lead sponsor on legislation calling on Brown University to meet GLO's demands and “lead by example and set the standard for fair compensation.” Standing in support and solidarity with Graduate Student Union leaders and organizers, led the University to ultimately meet its demands of a 2.5 percent raise and $750 payment for pandemic costs. Read more here.

Sponsor On Ordinance Ensuring the Jobs of Over 700 Providence Hotel Employees

• Sponsor on an ordinance ensuring that any hotel worker who was laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be rehired before other candidates, as City hotels come back online. The Hospitality Worker Comeback legislation includes protections and enforcement for employees that are not brought back to work, including the right to bring legal action and penalties.

Our Policy Platform Moving Forward

The Work We Still Have To Do

The success of Providence and its people requires a strong commitment to economic justice that cannot falter during these difficult times affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The current and future economy depends on protecting labor rights, workplace safety, and sufficient wages to support a healthy and happy life. The creation of sustainable, green jobs is just one part of the plan that fuels Providence's economic recovery and growth. John offers a multi-faceted solution that includes affordable childcare, a stronger stance on workers' rights, access to legal counsel, and promotion of policies that work to eradicate wealth inequality.

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