Labor and Workforce
Oppose expanding workplace laws and craft alternatives when necessary. Aggressively oppose union-backed proposals to increase the minimum wage and abolish secret ballot elections in favor of card check majorities for union recognition. Oppose any efforts to expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave or mandate paid sick leave. Block attempts to increase penalties for criminal violations of OSHA. Continue to expose unreasonable union organization tactics such as salting and corporate campaigns. Protect the use of binding arbitration in employment. Aggressively advocate for pro-employer provisions in priority international labor and employment policy proposals. Continue to push for a reasonable application of the revised Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines.
July 28, 2014Business warns on SNP minimum wage plan
July 28, 2014New laws: Work zone speeding fines, minimum wage, data breach protocols
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
July 28, 2014Quinn says he'll live off equivalent of minimum wage
The State Journal-Register
July 28, 2014Tim Skubick: Predictions on next steps for minimum wage supporters, Democrats
July 28, 2014Complaint from 1 Berkeley worker puts living wage law under scrutiny
July 28, 2014Harkin recognized at Americans with Disabilities Act celebration
Iowa City Press Citizen
July 28, 2014Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike, criticize Rauner, Oberweis
July 27, 2014Fight for 15 rallies for minimum wage hike
July 27, 2014Initiative to increase Alaska's minimum wage: Overdue pay boost or job killer?
Anchorage Daily News
July 27, 2014I Tried to Live on Minimum Wage for a Week