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Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act

Q: Support "right to work" laws, banning unions from mandating dues for workers they represent?

Perdue: Yes. Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act.

Ossoff: No position found. Has been endorsed by United Auto Workers.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Raising minimum wage kills jobs

Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Perdue: No recent position. In 2014 said if "increase the minimum wage, you will kill jobs."

Ossoff: Yes. "Fight to make sure the minimum wage is a livable wage."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

2005: I spent my career outsourcing; 2014: I'm proud of that

The GOP nominee is facing heat over revelations that he said he had "spent most of my career" focused on outsourcing, and didn't help himself by responding that he was "proud" of that record. [Democratic PACs are planning] millions of dollars in ads hitting Perdue for the outsourcing comments.

The controversy stems from a 2005 legal deposition about Pillowtex, a North Carolina textile company, where he was CEO in 2003. "Yeah, I spent most of my career doing that," the he said when asked to describe his "experience with outsourcing." Perdue discussed his goal at Pillowtex of moving production overseas to try to save the company.

His initial response [in 2014] to the revelations didn't help put out the fire. "Defend it? I'm proud of it," he said when asked about his "career outsourcing."

"This is a part of American business. Outsourcing is the procurement of products and services to help your business run. People do that all day," he continued.

Source: The Hill PacWatch on 2014 Georgia Senate debate , Oct 9, 2014

Oppose increase in the federal minimum wage

At an hour-long Senate debate, Nunn said about David Perdue, "He would be the only senator who would have built his career around outsourcing jobs," Nunn said.

Perdue has said his experience with outsourcing wasn't about moving job overseas but obtaining products and services for companies.

At one point, Nunn asked whether Perdue supports an increase in the federal minimum wage and Perdue responded that he did not. "As I have said, if you increase the minimum wage, you will kill jobs in this country," Perdue said. "This president wants bigger government, higher taxes, more regulation. This is the plan my opponent supports."

Immigration and agriculture were also hot topics for the crowd. Perdue said he wanted to make it easier for farmers to obtain work visas and accused Nunn of not listing agriculture as a top priority in a campaign memo--something she dismissed as untrue.

Source: 2014 Georgia Senate debate coverage by NBC-11-Alive , Oct 7, 2014

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