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Stacey Abrams on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • For living wage and right to form unions. (Sep 2017)
  • For living wage and right to form unions. (Aug 2017)
Michael Bennet on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Opposes Employee Free Choice Act & card-check. (Oct 2010)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
Joe Biden on Jobs
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 24 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • We need "moral capitalism" and corporate responsibility. (Feb 2019)
  • Labor unions have built the middle class and built America. (Sep 2014)
  • Match ready-to-work trainees with ready-to-be-filled jobs. (Jan 2014)
  • We can & will get unemployment under 6%. (Oct 2012)
  • A job is about more than a paycheck; it's about dignity. (Sep 2012)
  • We value working class; Republicans value privileged class. (Mar 2012)
  • Extending unemployment benefits is the American way. (Dec 2010)
  • No job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Aug 2007)
  • Implement current recommendations on job safety. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: His AFL-CIO rating of 85% is not best of all Dems. (Aug 2007)
  • Couldn’t afford living at minimum wage; advocates raising it. (Jul 2007)
  • Bush tries to strip away 100 years of labor progress. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Mike Bloomberg on Jobs
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Assist workers displaced by globalization. (Dec 2007)
  • Tariffs to protect jobs end up helping foreign competitors. (Dec 2007)
  • NYC jobs program caused lowest unemployment rate since 1976. (Apr 2007)
Cory Booker on Jobs
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 12 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Supports $15 minimum wage and guaranteed jobs. (Feb 2019)
  • Fair wage jumpstarts consumer spending and creates jobs. (Apr 2017)
  • Supports unions, except maybe teacher unions. (Apr 2017)
  • $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships. (Apr 2014)
  • Great Recession decreased hourly wages overall. (Nov 2013)
  • Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse. (Nov 2013)
  • 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live. (Aug 2013)
  • 2002 campaign: unemployment & housing hasn't improved. (May 2012)
  • Passed laws on prevailing wage & large-scale firings. (Feb 2008)
  • Held over 100 Job Fairs to employ local residents. (Feb 2002)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
Steve Bullock on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes by Steve Bullock OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Represented workers as labor lawyer; fight for minimum wage. (Mar 2019)
  • Guarantee equal pay for women. (Oct 2017)
  • J.O.B.S. Bill: Jobs and Opportunity by Building Schools. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce that construction projects hire Montana residents. (Jan 2013)
Pete Buttigieg on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes by Pete Buttigieg OR click here for Pete Buttigieg on other issues.
  • Government must be pro-active with changing economy. (Mar 2019)
  • Unions good for US workers, but not NAFTA. (Feb 2019)
  • 2009 auto bailout was worthwhile; it saved jobs and pensions. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes by Julian Castro OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • Opposed unionizing city employees. (Feb 2019)
  • Minimum wage should be a living wage. (Jan 2019)
  • 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit. (Jan 2010)
Hillary Clinton on Jobs
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 28 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Yes, experts say Hillar'y plan will gain 10M jobs. (Sep 2016)
  • Help Latinos with more jobs and higher incomes. (Mar 2016)
  • $12 minimum wage, indexed for the future. (Nov 2015)
  • It hasn't been this bad since the 1920s; so vote Democrat. (Oct 2015)
  • No salary increase for Congress until minimum wage increased. (Jul 2007)
  • Would accept minimum wage as president. (Jul 2007)
  • Stand up for unions; organize for fair wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Get tough with China and bring jobs back home. (Feb 2007)
  • Minimum wage increases haven’t kept up with Congress’ wages. (Dec 2006)
  • Passed 2 planks of 7-plank platform, “New Jobs for New York”. (Oct 2006)
  • Minimum wage should be tied to congressional salaries. (Jun 2006)
  • Pushed for extension of unemployment insurance. (Feb 2004)
  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
  • Recently “we’re in it together” became “you’re on your own”. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress' pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bill de Blasio on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Fight income inequality that creates Tale of Two Cities. (May 2019)
  • Peg living wage to increases in the cost of living. (Oct 2013)
John Delaney on Jobs
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
Click here for 2 full quotes by John Delaney OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Tulsi Gabbard on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Tulsi Gabbard OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Jobs
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 10 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • End outsourcing of jobs and see "Made in America" again. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Mike Gravel on Jobs
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Right to Own: employees can buy out companies that close. (Apr 2019)
  • Communists helped unions end child labor & set 8-hr workday. (May 2008)
  • Support unionization; raise federal minimum wage. (Apr 2008)
  • Claims 100% rating with AFL-CIO for full legislative career. (Aug 2007)
  • Minimum wage as president OK, but we need living wage. (Jul 2007)
  • Citizens Wage: individuals share in nation’s total affluence. (Jan 1972)
  • Sponsored bill helping employees buy closing businesses. (May 1979)
Kamala Harris on Jobs
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
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    No stance on record.
John Hickenlooper on Jobs
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  • Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector. (Jan 2011)
Larry Hogan on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Larry Hogan OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • New jobs in manufacturing led to low unemployment. (Feb 2017)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018. (May 2014)
Jay Inslee on Jobs
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Increase minimum wage; ensure gender pay equity. (Mar 2019)
  • Focus on job growth in high tech and military. (Jan 2013)
  • Lower paid workers deserve to earn more. ()
  • State should actively work to reduce CEO-worker pay gap. ()
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
John Kasich on Jobs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 10 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Work is a good and noble thing, for purpose & satisfaction. (Apr 2017)
  • No local vote on $15 minimum wage; keep $8.10. (Dec 2016)
  • I created jobs in Congress & in Ohio; let's make it thrice. (Nov 2015)
  • When you balance the budget & cut taxes, people get work. (Nov 2015)
  • Don't raise minimum wage willy-nilly, & do it at state level. (Sep 2015)
  • Limit collective-bargaining rights for public employees. (Mar 2015)
  • 2011: Public employee union reforms overturned by voters. (Feb 2015)
  • No strikes allowed for public employees. (Nov 2013)
  • Let employers hire replacement workers during strikes. (Jun 1993)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Amy Klobuchar on Jobs
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Enact laws to assure equal pay & equal opportunity. (Apr 2019)
  • Level playing field and fair prices for farmers. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Seth Moulton on Jobs
Click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Beto O`Rourke on Jobs
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 3 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15. (Oct 2018)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Barack Obama on Jobs
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 62 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • End federal contracts if employer mistreats employees. (Jun 2018)
  • Need retraining programs for workers who lose jobs. (Jan 2016)
  • Signed Ledbetter Fair Pay Law in first month of presidency. (Oct 2015)
  • Best employment growth since 1999; the crisis is past. (Jan 2015)
  • Help families with more paid leave & higher minimum wage. (Jan 2015)
  • FactCheck: Yes, unemployment down; but many stopped looking. (Jan 2015)
  • FactCheck: $10.10 minimum wage only affects 200,000 workers. (Jan 2014)
  • New ladder of opportunity into the middle class. (Jan 2014)
  • Federal contracts require minimum wage of $10.10 per hour. (Jan 2014)
  • No assault on unions: don't denigrate public employees. (Nov 2013)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 500K manufacturing jobs since 2010, but... (Feb 2013)
  • Make America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing. (Feb 2013)
  • Raise federal minimum wage to $9 per hour, and tie to COLA. (Feb 2013)
  • We were losing 800,000 jobs each month when I started. (Oct 2012)
  • Change offshore tax rules to bring back outsourced jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: Backed Employee Free Choice Act only during campaign. (Jun 2010)
  • FactCheck: Yes, wants to limit secret balloting for unions. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, McCain voted for overseas tax deferral, but. (Oct 2008)
  • End incentives that move jobs overseas. (Sep 2008)
  • Small towns get bitter over long-term joblessness. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Fair Pay Act: equal pay for equal work. (Jul 2008)
  • Expand paid sick days to seven per year. (Jul 2008)
  • Employee Free Choice Act: right to organize harassment-free. (Jul 2008)
  • 1980s: Opened first city job center in South Chicago. (Apr 2008)
  • Fight attacks on workers’ right to organize & strike. (Feb 2008)
  • Focus farm programs on family farms, not giant corporations. (Feb 2008)
  • Paying more at Wal-Mart is worth it for having US jobs. (Dec 2007)
  • Give public safety officers collective bargaining rights. (Aug 2007)
  • Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium construction created jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • Pres. candidates can afford minimum wage; most folks can’t. (Jul 2007)
  • Make the minimum wage a living wage. (Jun 2007)
  • Burdens of globalization are placed on the backs of workers. (Mar 2007)
  • Owes unions who endorsed him; that’s why he’s in politics. (Oct 2006)
  • Working full-time should mean enough to support a family. (Oct 2006)
  • Overrode federal overtime rules and raised the minimum wage. (Sep 2004)
  • Make sure that African-American men have access to jobs. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund Trade Adjustment Assistance for service workers too. (Jun 2004)
  • Increase IL minimum wage to $6.50 an hour. (Jun 2004)
  • Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs. (May 2004)
  • Obama will strengthen unions and workers’ rights. (May 2004)
  • OpEd: GM & Chrysler takeover put union needs ahead of others. (Apr 2010)

    Job Stimulus

  • US economy is strong: 900,000 new jobs in the past 6 years. (Jan 2016)
  • We've cut unemployment in half during my term. (Jan 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 8M new jobs, but net 1.2M lost in recession. (Jan 2014)
  • Create 600,000 jobs in the natural gas industry. (Oct 2012)
  • Wind energy jobs are not imaginary jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • FactCheck: Jobs increasing, but still lower than in 2008. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd:Believes Keynesian theory that government spurs economy. (Sep 2010)
  • Four million jobs created or saved by recovery program. (May 2010)
  • Recession job losses more severe than anticipated. (Jan 2010)
  • Jobs must be our #1 focus in 2010. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Obama's estimate of 2M jobs saved is closer to 1M. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Economic plan may create only 2.2M jobs, not 3.5M. (Feb 2009)
  • Solution to financial crisis is more job creation. (Oct 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Chief co-sponsor of IL ENDA, against gay job discrimination. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill allowing an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
Mike Pence on Jobs
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Indiana's unemployment rate was cut in half since 2013. (Oct 2016)
  • Blocked statewide & local minimum wage increase. (Jul 2016)
  • Defended Indiana's "Right-To-Work" law. (Jul 2016)
  • Education is critical to our success in job creation. (Mar 2014)
  • $700B stimulus did not deliver promised employment. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Tim Ryan on Jobs
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Tim Ryan OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Progressive goals should be sold as job creation. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bernie Sanders on Jobs
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 46 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • End racism in hiring, redlining, & disparate pay. (Apr 2019)
  • Equal pay for equal work: anything else unacceptable. (Apr 2019)
  • FactCheck: Unemployment under Trump is lowest in decades. (Feb 2019)
  • Real wages for working class in 2019 are lower than in 1973. (Feb 2019)
  • Accompany minimum wage increase with pay equity for women. (Nov 2018)
  • Helped raise minimum wage at Amazon to $15 per hour. (Oct 2018)
  • Minimum wage increase helps economy because workers spend it. (Aug 2017)
  • Women still earn only 80% of men; minorities earn 63%. (Aug 2017)
  • Current $7.25/hr and $2.13/hr is starvation wage. (Aug 2017)
  • Fight for $15: worker wages so low they need food stamps!. (Apr 2017)
  • $15 minimum wage, plus pay equity for women. (Nov 2016)
  • Minimum wage increase most helps minority workers. (Nov 2016)
  • A job is more than income; it's how we relate to the world. (Nov 2016)
  • Middle-class wages have been in a 40-year decline. (Nov 2016)
  • Establish worker-owned cooperatives to counter corporations. (Nov 2016)
  • $15/hour minimum wage indexed to inflation. (Jul 2016)
  • I investigated undocumented farm workers in FL. (Mar 2016)
  • Minority youth more underemployed than others. (Mar 2016)
  • $15 minimum wage might lose some jobs, but it helps many. (Nov 2015)
  • Obama rebuilt jobs; but middle class is disappearing. (Oct 2015)
  • Corporate opposition makes union organizing difficult. (Mar 2015)
  • Create worker-owned cooperatives & grow unions. (Jan 2015)
  • Real unemployment is 16%; official unemployment only 9%. (Nov 2012)
  • Extend unemployment benefits whenever jobless rate over 7.2%. (Dec 2010)
  • 1950s manufacturing job created middle class, but not now. (Dec 2010)
  • Unions are freedom of association; but gets you fired. (Jun 2007)

    Voting Record

  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Mar 2015)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Howard Schultz on Jobs
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
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    No stance on record.
Eric Swalwell on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Donald Trump on Jobs
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • FactCheck: Unemployment under Trump is lowest in decades. (Feb 2019)
  • 600,000 new manufacturing jobs with rising blue-collar wages. (Feb 2019)
  • 200,000 new manufacturing jobs with lowest unemployment ever. (Feb 2018)
  • Get Motor City revving its engines again. (Jan 2018)
  • Fact-check: African-American unemployment lowest in history. (Jan 2018)
  • Two core principles: buy American, and hire American. (Feb 2017)
  • How do people make it on $7.25? Raise state minimum wage. (May 2016)
  • I'm the only one on this stage who's hired people. (Feb 2016)
  • Bring jobs back from China, Mexico, Japan, and Vietnam. (Feb 2016)
  • Don't raise minimum wage; it makes us non-competitive. (Nov 2015)
  • I have relevant experience by creating jobs and assets. (Nov 2015)
  • Teachers unions are obstacles to improving schools. (Nov 2015)
  • Rebuilding America will create 13 million jobs. (Nov 2015)
  • Don't raise minimum wage, but create more opportunities. (Aug 2015)
  • Take jobs back from foreign countries to lower unemployment. (Aug 2015)
  • Real unemployment rate is 20%; don't believe 5.6%. (Jun 2015)
  • Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas. (Dec 2011)
  • Unions fight for pay; managers fight for less; consumers win. (Jul 2000)
  • Foreign companies are taking jobs from US. (Dec 1999)

    Casinos

  • 1990: fined $65,000 for money-laundering via casino chips. (Aug 2016)
  • Opposed to casinos on Indian reservations. (Sep 2015)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Trump wanted a casino, and Jeb opposed it. (Sep 2015)
  • 2013: Failed to persuade Florida legislators on large casino. (Sep 2015)
  • First Atlantic City casino ever finished on-time & on-budget. (Jul 1993)
Jesse Ventura on Jobs
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • Improve the Competitive Position of Rural Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Make Agriculture Competitive Anywhere in the World. (Dec 2000)
  • Training and retraining to resolve workforce shortage. (Dec 2000)
  • Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports prevailing wages but not living wages. (Jan 1999)
  • Strongly pro-union; and a union member. (Jan 1999)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
Arvin Vohra on Jobs
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Eliminate all affirmative action laws & racial quotas. (Mar 2018)
  • Eliminate the minimum wage entirely. (Dec 2017)
  • Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all. (Jan 2015)
Elizabeth Warren on Jobs
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Workers earning $7.25 cannot keep above poverty line. (Apr 2017)
  • How to advance when "flex work" requires 24/7 availability? (Apr 2017)
  • Republican majority could ring death knell to unions. (Apr 2017)
  • Make it easier for workers to organize. (Nov 2014)
  • Minimum wage workers haven't gotten a raise in 7 years. (Nov 2014)
  • Before CFPA, banks themselves chose bank regulators. (Apr 2014)
  • Unions fight for their workers; not like corporate lobbyists. (Apr 2014)
  • Say the word long and loud: "Union!". (Apr 2014)
  • Social Contract: Americans don't become wealthy in isolation. (Sep 2011)
  • Make it easier for workers who want to organize. (Sep 2011)
  • Hardworking families are the real economy. (Apr 2010)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
Bill Weld on Jobs
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • In-state training for displaced workers, including on-line. (Feb 2019)
  • Vetoed minimum wage increase. (Aug 2005)
Marianne Williamson on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Andrew Yang on Jobs
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  • Pay equity for women and minorities. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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