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Mon May 18, 2015, 12:21 PM

 

Hillary Clinton on Workers Rights, Labor Unions, and the Social Security Tax Cap. [View all]

I was Googling around to see if Clinton had anything concrete to say about strengthening our declining unions.

Wikipedia:

Workers' rights, labor unions, and Wal-Mart

In 2006, Clinton praised a Maryland law that required Wal-Mart to contribute to certain levels of health insurance for its employees.[44] When asked what she had done to help Wal-Mart employees obtain better benefits when she served on its board while First Lady of Arkansas, she answered, "Well, you know, I, that was a long time ago ... have to remember..." and added, "obviously I believe every company should [contribute to benefit plans]."[44]

The Clintons were stockholders in Wal-Mart at the time she was a board member,[44] and Rose Law Firm, where Clinton was a partner had Wal-Mart as a client.[45] While a board member, Clinton had been silent about the company's famously anti-labor union practices,[46][47] although she pushed successfully for the chain to adopt more environmentally-friendly practices[46] and had pushed largely unsuccessfully for more women to be added to the company's management.[46]

A January 31, 2008 article from ABC News states, "An ABC News analysis of the videotapes of at least four stockholder meetings where Clinton appeared shows she never once rose to defend the role of American labor unions."[48]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Hillary_Rodham_Clinton#Workers.27_rights.2C_labor_unions.2C_and_Wal-Mart


Social Security tax cap

Just below the unions section is her stand on raising the Social Security Tax Cap, she calls the idea a tax increase on the Middle Class. (I'd love to join her middle class)

Social Security tax cap

Hillary Clinton supports retaining the Social Security tax cap.[49] The tax cap makes income in excess of $102,000 untaxable. The result is that the top 6% of income earners don't pay the social security tax on income above $117,000. Hillary Clinton called repealing the Social Security tax cap a "tax increase on the middle class."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Hillary_Rodham_Clinton#Social_Security_tax_cap


If anyone has anything more up to date, if the candidate has revised her positions on unions and on raising the cap, I'd be happy to see them.

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