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Chuck Pennacchio on Jobs

 


Supports "living wage" increase in minimum wage

In 1968, the federal minimum wage was 86% of the poverty level; today, it is just 64%. When employers pay substandard wages they are, in effect, creating an unauthorized public subsidy for their businesses, and increasing pressure on limited public resources.

Other candidates have proposed marginal increases to the current minimum wage of $5.15 an hour. Working families in Pennsylvania deserve far more. They deserve a living wage and I will fight to make it happen.

Source: Campaign website, www.chuck2006.com, "Issues" May 2, 2006

End tax incentives for job outsourcing

Source: Excerpts from Pennachio campaign volunteer Kim Jordan Apr 3, 2006

Protect overtime pay, worker organizing, and American jobs

Source: Excerpts from Pennachio campaign volunteer Kim Jordan Apr 3, 2006

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