Mike DeWine on Jobs
Former Republican Sr Senator (OH, 1995-2007)
State can create job opportunities for disabled
Even though the economy is going well, many Ohioans still struggle. We have a shocking number of our fellow citizens with disabilities who are unemployed or grossly underemployed. This is wrong.
And so, we are going to invest more resources into initiatives that increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We are going to help businesses in Ohio through enhanced opportunity zones.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Ohio legislature
, Mar 5, 2019
Let states decide on minimum wage
Q: Raise the minimum wage?
Richard Cordray (D): Yes. Fight to raise Ohio minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Will go to voters if needed.
Mike DeWine (R): Undecided. Says he's "`open to taking a look at' whether the
question should go to voters." As US Senator increased to $7.25 when coupled with increased cap on estate tax. As Attorney General opposed Ohio cities' enacting minimum wage higher than the state's.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Ohio Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25.
Vote to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour, over a two-year time period, in three incremental stages. Without the amendment, the minimum wage would increase to $6.25 per hour.
Reference: Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938;
Bill S AMDT 44 to S 256
; vote number 2005-26
on Mar 7, 2005
Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress.
Vote to pass a resolution to give no enforcement authority to ergonomics rules submitted by the Labor Department during the Clinton Administration. These rules would force businesses to take steps to prevent work-related repetitive stress disorders
Bill S J Res 6
; vote number 2001-15
on Mar 6, 2001
Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage.
The Kennedy (D-MA) Amdt would have increased the minimum wage by $1 an hour over two years, to $5.65 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2001. The Kennedy Amdt would have also provided $9.5 billion in tax cuts over five years.
Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)50; N)48; NV)2
Reference: Motion to table Kennedy Amdt #2751;
Bill S. 625
; vote number 1999-356
on Nov 9, 1999
Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time.
This bill would have allowed workers to choose between overtime and compensatory time.
Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)53; N)47
Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on a Committee amdt to S. 4;
Bill S. 4
; vote number 1997-68
on May 15, 1997
Voted YES on replacing farm price supports.
Replaces farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments.
Status: Bill Passed Y)64; N)32; NV)4
Reference: Agriculture Market Transition Act of 1996;
Bill S. 1541
; vote number 1996-19
on Feb 7, 1996
Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record.
DeWine scores 0% by the AFL-CIO on union issues
As the federation of America’s unions, the AFL-CIO includes more than 13 million of America’s workers in 60 member unions working in virtually every part of the economy. The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement.
The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: AFL-CIO website 03n-AFLCIO on Dec 31, 2003
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