Extend the protection of the Federal minimum wage laws to as many more workers as is possible and practicable.
Stimulate improved job safety of our workers, through assistance to the States, employees and employers.
Assure equal pay for equal work regardless of Sex.
Clarify and strengthen the eight-hour laws for the benefit of workers who are subject to federal wage standards...
Revise and improve the Taft-Hartley Act so as to protect more effectively the rights of labor unions, management, the individual worker, and the public.
That's the 1956 platform of... the Republican Party. (of course, back then Strom and the segregationists were Democrats, so I'll beat the critics to that punch.)