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.
March 09, 2014Capito previously voted for raising minimum wage
March 09, 2014Minimum wage hike won't be big negative in SC, professor says
The Tand D.com
March 09, 2014$15 minimum wage supporters take plea to busy Tacoma intersection
March 08, 2014Washington state, with highest minimum wage, beats US average for job growth
March 08, 2014Brown's 250th anniversary: US labor secretary calls for raising minimum wage
The Providence Journal
March 08, 2014Democrats Push For Minimum Wage Hike Stalls In Senate
Fox News (blog)
March 07, 2014FDR Makes the Case for the Minimum Wage
New York Times (blog)
March 07, 2014Report: Minimum wage hike would help 110000 Michigan families get off food ...
February 21, 2014Boehner: Suicide over minimum wage hike
February 13, 2014Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage