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Joe Biden’s vision for building a high-wage America

“Ordinary Americans can do extraordinary things if you give them a chance.”

This month, Vice President Joe Biden addressed The Century Foundation at an event entitled “Building a High Wage America: Lessons from the Heartland.”

He spoke about how the lack of competition in the labor market is holding down wages for workers. Taking aim at harmful policies ranging from non-competes to lack of wage transparency to mandatory arbitration, Vice President Biden laid out a series of fixes that would allow workers to get the wages they deserve.

“When you look under the hood of the labor market, you can see how tough it has become for workers to negotiate,” he said.

Watch the full speech below.