Where third-party candidates stand on workplace issues

Published
  • November 03 2016, 12:05pm EDT
Although the Democratic and Republican candidates might dominate many of the media headlines, there are three other presidential candidates who will be on more than 20 state ballots on Election Day: the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and the Constitution Party’s Darrell Castle.

Here is a look at where the independent candidates stand on three key issues.

The issues

Although the Democratic and Republican candidates might dominate many of the media headlines, there are three other presidential candidates who will be on more than 20 state ballots on Election Day: the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and the Constitution Party’s Darrell Castle.

Here is a look at where the independent candidates stand on three key issues.

Minimum wage

Stein believes in setting a minimum federal wage of $15 per hour. In addition, she wants to make Wall Street, big business and the rich pay their fair share of taxes while creating democratically run public banks and utilities.

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Minimum wage

Johnson doesn’t believe the government should be involved in setting a minimum wage. He insists on getting rid of unnecessary regulations, reducing the administrative burdens on employers.

Minimum wage

Castle is against raising the federal minimum wage, saying keeping costs low will encourage employers to hire more while investing in equipment and making capital improvements.

Healthcare

While supportive of the ACA, Stein would go further in establishing an improved “Medicare for All” single-payer public health insurance program.

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Healthcare

Johnson is against the ACA and doesn’t believe the government should be involved in healthcare.

Healthcare

Castle is also against the ACA, calling it broken. He is against the government involving itself with healthcare.

Overtime and leave

Stein is for paid sick leave and family leave and favors more overtime protections for workers.

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Overtime and leave

Johnson is against, noting “regulation should not be used to manipulate behavior, manage private lives and businesses, and to place unnecessary burdens on those who make our economy work.

Overtime and leave

Castle is also against the overtime rule, saying what private business pays its employees is none of the government's business.