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Jim Gilmore on Jobs

Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)


Oppose making it easier to organize labor unions

Gilmore said he would support retaining President Bush’s tax cuts and pursuing the war in Iraq to completion. He also would oppose efforts to make it easier to organize a labor union.
Source: 2008 VA Senate debate reported in Washington Post Sep 19, 2008

Warner’s police endorsements come from unionization promise

Warner was endorsed by about 30 law enforcement officials as well as the Virginia Police Benevolent Association & the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police. Gilmore suggested that Warner’s endorsements were motivated by his support for a bill that would allow public safety officers to unionize. Gilmore warned law enforcement officers supporting Warner that “there will come a time if Mark Warner is elected to the Senate and we have public employee collective bargaining, when you will have to explain to your community why you supported a man who helped unionize your sheriff’s department.“

The legislation in question would provide a form of collective bargaining activity for public safety employees. But, according to a Warner spokesman, it ”explicitly says there’s no right for public safety workers to strike.“

Source: 2008 VA Senate debate reported in The Roanoke Times Sep 19, 2008

More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers.

Gilmore signed the Southern Governors' Association resolution:

Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on 2002 Farm Bill 01-SGA5 on Sep 9, 2001

Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax".

Gilmore signed the Southern Governors' Association resolution:

Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on FUTA 01-SGA7 on Feb 27, 2001

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