In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.
BOSTON – Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen today released an agenda to put good jobs and expanded pathways to them at the center of the Commonwealth’s economic policy. The Allen campaign announced that it will make good jobs its top economic goal and called for an approach that prioritizes building a good jobs economy for everyone; protecting worker rights, wages and voice; ensuring prosperity is inclusive for all; and helping workers connect to, and persist in, pathways to opportunity.
The full agenda can be viewed here.
Danielle Allen’s Good Jobs Agenda highlights key objectives she will take on as Governor, including:
- Protecting worker rights, wages and voice by ending wage theft, achieving the $15/hr minimum wage, passing the Fair wage act to end sub-minimum wages, and ensuring classification of gig workers as workers instead of contractors.
- Growing and diversifying the stock of good jobs by bolstering the state’s green sector, strengthening healthcare worker and educator pipelines, supporting diversification of the tech sector and investment in human-complementing AI, and strengthening small businesses.
- Ensuring prosperity is inclusive for all through better support for minority and women-owned businesses, developing a strategy for rural renewal, and converting the current administration’s Skills Cabinet into an Opportunity with Equity Cabinet.
“I believe we can build a Commonwealth where opportunity and security are spread throughout– from our urban core to our rural and coastal communities. We need a Commonwealth where success is defined not only by GDP or unemployment, but also, by broad access to good jobs,” said gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen. “For too long, we’ve been forced to choose between prospering businesses and better wages; financial stability and quality of life. But these are false choices. Good jobs and good firms go together. We can have an economy that works for us all and that’s what this good jobs agenda will deliver.”