Working Persons

It’s time for change, not politics as usual.

WORKING PERSONS

Working people are the backbone of our society, making every business possible. It is in our best interests as a society maintain infrastructures that support workers. 

As your State Representative:

1. I will support legislation which ensures safety in the workplace.

2. I will support injured workers through Workers Compensation. Fraud must not be tolerated, but claims should not be wrongly denied using fraud prevention as a smokescreen.

3. I will support legislation that gives workers a choice of health providers under Workers Comp.

4. I will support the right of all employees to bargain collectively with their employer without fear of retribution or intimidation. This includes public sector employees.

5. I will support legislation that rewards companies that pay good wages and provide benefits. I would oppose policies that give special tax breaks, subsidies, state contracts or protection from competition to companies which do not provide adequate compensation to their employees.

6. I will support legislation that makes sure that discrimination is eliminated from the workplace, including pay discrimination, or discrimination against women in health care benefits.

 7. I support legislation to provide all workers the right to personal leave  when they must take time off from work in order to care for a sick child, spouse or parent, to welcome a new baby, or to attend to their own illness or temporary disability without losing their job or being demoted.

8. I will support legislation to replace a portion of the pay a person loses when they must take personal leave. It could work similar to workers comp. Many workers do not have paid leave; their financial security and/or their job can be in jeopardy when they take time off. We must do this in a way that does not burden small businesses.