This week the Democratic Party announced a new economic agenda largely focused on employment issues affecting working families. Entitled: “A Better Deal,” the agenda consists of several proposals that aim to create jobs, raise wages, and lower household costs.

For example, the agenda sets a goal to create 10 million good-paying, full-time jobs within five years through employer tax credit incentives, apprenticeships, and paid on-the-job training. It also seeks to implement paid family leave, as well as new merger standards and post-merger reviews aimed at protecting workers, consumers, and competition.