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HILLARY CLINTON vs DONALD TRUMP


Qualifications and Experience

Hillary Clinton

Clinton served as a highly successful Secretary of State, played a leading role in the elimination of Osama Bin Laden, and negotiated a tough nuclear weapons ban with Iran.

As a U.S. Senator, Clinton worked on both sides of the aisle to help working families on key issues, including health care assistance for those affected by 9/11, children's healthcare, veteran's benefits, and assistance to New York City to rebuild after 9/11.

Donald Trump

Trump has never been elected to a public office and has no experience in government or public service.

Trump's foreign policy proposals reveal a total lack of understanding of global politics and economics - his ideas are dangerous for our country.

He also praises harsh dictators like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un who threaten global stability.


Labor Rights

Hillary Clinton

Right-to-work: Clinton opposes Right-to-work laws and strongly supports collective bargaining rights for workers.

She believes that unions are critical to providing safe good-paying jobs for workers so they can provide for their families. She has stated time and time again: When Unions are strong, America is Strong

Clinton has vowed that labor will always have a champion in the White House and a seat at the table if she is president

Donald Trump

Right-to-work: Trump says, I love the right to work laws-also known as right to work for less laws-which drive down wages, undercut worker protections, and have virtually eliminated unions in some states.

Trump has built many of his projects non-union, and has said if he had his choice he would build without unions. The Republican Party Platform proposes a national right-to-work law.


U.S. Energy Policy

Hillary Clinton

Energy: Clinton has proposed a sensible, multifaceted energy strategy. She recognizes the need to modernize energy infrastructure and will do so under a plan that will create good jobs.

Nuclear: She recognizes nuclear power as a key part of the solution for reliable energy supply. She has proposed "Challenge Grants" to assist states, cities, and communities that invest in nuclear power. She is calling for a new "pipeline partnership" with industry to build thousands of miles of oil and gas pipelines and related facilities, such as LNG terminals.

Donald Trump

Energy: According to experts, Trump's energy policy displays "a basic ignorance of the workings of the global oil markets."

Nuclear: Trump says he is in favor of nuclear energy, but has not set forth any clear plan for supporting nuclear expansion.
Experts also warn that Trump's policies would further depress the market, lowering demand for infrastructure construction.
Trump's isolationism would stunt North American pipeline and energy infrastructure. His policies would cut LNG and pipeline exports to Mexico, a major trading partner.


Build America

Hillary Clinton

Clinton has proposed to significantly invest in a new comprehensive infrastructure policy to rebuild U.S. water systems, airports, roads and other vital facilities and vows to create good jobs through these projects.
She vows to implement a five-year, $275 billion infrastructure plan during her first 100 days in office.
To raise funding, she has proposed a "National Infrastructure Bank" as a means for leveraging public and private capital for new infrastructure projects.

Flint Water Crisis: In the wake of the Flint water crisis, Clinton proposed modernizing drinking and waste-water systems and called for new funding to facilitate clean water projects.

Donald Trump

Trump says that he also wants new infrastructure, but like many of his policies, has offered no specific plans.
While Trump is supposedly a major builder, a number of his mega-projects have been collosal failures.
For example, Trump's Casino in Atlantic City filed for bankrupty four times, causing big losses for investors, leaving thousands of workers stranded and hundreds of small businesses with unpaid bills. In the meantime, Trump collected over $44 million in compensation for himself.

Flint Water Crisis: Asked about Flint, Trump said "I don't want to comment on that." He also proposes eliminating clean water enforcement actions, letting public utilities off the hook for flawed water systems.


PLAs, Davis Bacon & Prevailing Wages

Hillary Clinton

Clinton fully supports PLAs and Davis Bacon prevailing wage protections for federal construction projects.
Clinton stated, I will not let anyone undermine prevailing wage standards or project labor agreements. As a U.S. Senator, Clinton introduced legislation to improve enforcement of prevailing wage laws.

She would also renew and expand President Obama's PLA Executive Order, which would promote union construction jobs on federally funded projects.

Donald Trump

The Platform for Trump's Republican Party calls for repeal of Davis Bacon and for major cuts in DOL and NLRB protections.

Trump's approact to building is to grab maximum profits for himself at the expense of workers and investors. His companies have been cited 24 times for failing to pay minimum wage or overtime; his DC hotel is now under investigation for wage violations.
More than 60% of his projects developed outside of NYC and Atlantic City were built non-union.


Supreme Court

Hillary Clinton

Clinton has vowed to nominate highly qualified justices who would defend fundamental labor rights for workers and to overturn Citizen's United, which gives corporations unlimited political power to influence elections.

Donald Trump

Trump's potential nominees for the Supreme Court include anti-union extremists who would support national right to work legislation and roll back virtually all basic labor protections, including those having an impact on wages and safety.


Cadilla Tax Repeal

Hillary Clinton

Clinton supports repealing the excise tax on healthcare plans, and will work with Congress to prevent this tax hike from going into effect

Donald Trump

Like his other policies, Trump's healthcare plan includes few specifics - other than a general vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety


Buy American

Hillary Clinton

Clinton supports "Buy American" policies. She would crack down on Chinese currency manipulation and price dumping.
Clinton supports tax incentives to revitalize hard-hit manufacturing communities and would eliminate tax incentives for companies that ships jobs overseas.

Donald Trump

Trump believes American wages should be lower.
His clothing and merchandise line is manufactured by low-wage workers in countries like Mexico, Bangladesh, China and Honduras.
Trump also has a consistent record of cheating his own workers and contractors out of wages and benefits.


Social Security

Hillary Clinton

Clinton will protect and strengthen Social Security and has proposed benefit increases. She also strongly opposes proposals that would cut benefits and opposes Republican efforts to raise the retirement age.

Donald Trump

Trump has said that he supports raising the retirement age for Social Security; otherwise, he has offered no plans to protects workers' retirment security.
The Republican Party Platform opposes tax increases on the rich that would secure the future of Social Security for all Americans.


Trade Policy

Hillary Clinton

Clinton opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, voted against CAFTA, and wants to renogiate NAFTA.
She is in favor of enforcing labor rights provisions in existing trade agreements.
As Secretary of State, Clinton took on China on trade issues and fought for human rights around the world.

Donald Trump

Although Trump stated he is against TPP, he has a record of outsourcing U.S. jobs and exploiting workers. He personally profited from the trade deals he now says he opposes.
Trump's businesses profit from deals with Chinese and Mexican companies at the expense of American workers.


Immigration

Hillary Clinton

Clinton wants comprehensive reform of immigration policy. She understands unlawful immigration practices exploit workers and undercut labor standards.
She believes American jobs should go to American workers first.

Donald Trump

Trump hired Polish immigrants off the books to build Trump Tower - his campaign headquarters.
He has repeatedly hired foreign workers at his U.S. resorts and pursued more than 500 work visas for foreign workers at his Mar-a-Lago resort alone denying jobs to hundreds of U.S. workers.