The Labor issue is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
I am a proud supporter of our nation’s working men and women. Whether it is fighting to protect the right to organize or fighting to guarantee people an adequate living wage, I have always stood hand in hand with America’s workers. I believe we must respect and defend workers’ right to organize. Today some employers manipulate our laws to delay, frustrate, and prevent workers from organizing.
Unfortunately, there are also many hard working Americans who live paycheck to paycheck. Since the late 1970s, the number of full-time workers who live in poverty has doubled. An unacceptably low minimum wage is part of the problem. I will work to ensure that working men and women can earn a living wage such that people working full time don’t have to stand in welfare lines.