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Gretchen Whitmer on Jobs

 

 


Expand right to overtime to tens of thousands of workers

When I was growing up, if you worked more than 40 hours a week, you were paid overtime. It was that simple. It should still be that simple. Right now, only workers making $35,000 or less have overtime rights. That threshold is too low. So, I've directed the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to expand the right to overtime pay to tens of thousands of Michigan workers. If you're on the clock, you deserve to get paid.
Source: 2020 Michigan State of the State address , Jan 29, 2020

Repeal "right-ro-work" law (support union organizing)

Q: Do you support the right-to-work law, preventing unions mandating dues for workers they represent?

Bill Schuette (R): Yes. A "great victory." "I was the right-to-work Attorney General."

Gretchen Whitmer (D): No. Repeal right-to-work law.

Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2018 Michigan Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

Increase minimum wage to $15/hour over three years

Q: Raise the minimum wage from the current $7.25/hr?

Bill Schuette (R): Unknown. Would exclude workers on small farms. Opposes prevailing wage law & expanded overtime protection.

Gretchen Whitmer (D): Yes. Increase to $15/hour over three years.

Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2018 Michigan Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

Other governors on Jobs: Gretchen Whitmer on other issues:
MI Gubernatorial:
Abdul El-Sayed
Bill Schuette
Brian Calley
Jennifer Granholm
John Tatar
Justin Amash
Mark Schauer
Rick Snyder
MI Senatorial:
Bob Young
Debbie Stabenow
Gary Peters
John James
Marcia Squier
Mike Bouchard

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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