The Uplift Workers Act

The purchasing power of the federal government should be used to improve the quality of life for workers rather than accelerate a race to the bottom.

This bill directs the Department of Labor, in collaboration with the office of Management and Budget, to create a "worker-friendly score" for federal contracts. This score would consider factors such as paid-family leave, scheduling predictability, a $15 minimum wage or otherwise prevailing wage, and union membership to ensure that all federal agencies prioritize contractors that are "worker-friendly" when deciding what entities deserve public funds.