John Fetterman on Jobs
Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage--mostly for state janitorial workers and part-time clerical staff--increasing their pay from $7.25 to $10.15 per hour. And in the wake of North Carolina's passing a law that stripped rights from gay
and transgender people, Wolf issued a pair of executive orders that expanded protections against discrimination based on one's sexual orientation or gender identity.
He wanted "to show the world that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place for everyone."
Fetterman stands for many of the same policies. He wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 and pass gun reforms, and supports Medicare-for-all.
And with all of it comes more of a voice for the "forgotten cities across Pennsylvania" message. He says he stands for "evidence-based public policies that benefit the most people possible."
Source: Vox.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race
, May 16, 2018
Backs $15-an-hour minimum wage
Sestak said he would support an increase in the minimum wage to $10.80, with inflationary raises to eventually bring the floor to $15 an hour. McGinty and Fetterman both back a $15-an-hour minimum.
Fetterman noted that McGinty pushed for just a
$9 minimum while running for governor in 2014. "The cynic in me would suggest that [$15] probably polls better in 2016 than it did in 2014," he said. McGinty said numerous groups pushing for the $15 minimum wage have endorsed her.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate debate
, Apr 6, 2016
Support raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour
It's not a secret--the majority of Pennsylvanians are working longer hours for lower wages. That's not the hallmark of a true democracy, or what we should aspire to. Everybody is better off when everybody is better off. I will support raising the minimum
wage to at least $15 an hour. What does it say about our country that we have people working full time that are unable to take care of themselves or their family? We as a society have an obligation to give people a wage they can actually live on.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website JohnFetterman.com
, Apr 1, 2016
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