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 01, 2015SeaTac barbeque joint sets minimum wage example
April 01, 2015UW Refuses to Comply with City's Minimum Wage Law for Student Employees
April 01, 2015'Living wage' issue sparks an impassioned debate at KC's City Hall
Kansas City Star
April 01, 2015Shouting match erupts during KC minimum wage debate
KMBC Kansas City
April 01, 2015McDonald's to Raise Minimum Wage by $1 in Company-Owned Stores
April 01, 2015Seattle Begins to Phase in $15 Minimum Wage
April 01, 2015Momentum builds to raise minimum wage in Los Angeles
April 01, 2015Bill to hike Washington minimum wage stalls in Olympia
April 01, 2015Trendsetter Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage, while increases ...
April 01, 2015Maine legislators, business groups pursue deal on raising minimum wage