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.
April 18, 2015The Looming Minimum Wage Hike: Stuck on Stupid
April 17, 2015Activist group files ballot measure for $15 minimum wage
April 17, 2015The US minimum wage must increase
News & Observer
April 17, 2015"Living wage" a mandate for youth unemployment
April 17, 2015Oh My: Some People Support A $50 Minimum Wage
April 17, 2015Baldacci: Portland minimum wage hike could pressure Bangor to follow
Bangor Daily News
April 17, 2015Developer Enjoying Tax Breaks From City Agrees To Pay Living Wage
April 17, 2015The New York Times Gets Confused About The Minimum Wage Again
April 17, 2015The Minimum Wage: To Raise Or Not To Raise?