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.

Latest News

September 18, 2014

Raising the Minimum Wage

Huffington Post

September 18, 2014

Business chiefs call for rise in minimum wage now that economy is growing

The Guardian

September 18, 2014

Minimum wage means most 2-bedroom apartments are out of reach

PolitiFact

September 18, 2014

Even in Palin Country, Raising the Minimum Wage Is Wildly Popular

Mother Jones

September 18, 2014

Supporters, opponents in minimum wage math war

Fremont Tribune

September 18, 2014

Biden pushes minimum wage hike

UI The Daily Iowan

September 18, 2014

Not A Living Wage

Twin Falls Times-News

September 18, 2014

Is Olympia ready to raise minimum wage?

The Olympian

September 17, 2014

Oregon's minimum wage will increase to $9.25 an hour

Statesman Journal

September 17, 2014

Demonizing the Minimum Wage

The New Yorker