Rocky Adkins on Jobs
Focus on fair wages for 21st century jobs
Kentucky's economy is changing, and we must be innovative and collaborative so we can bring new opportunities to our state. Aerospace exports brought $11.7 billion to Kentucky in 2017, which was $1 billion more than the previous year.
This means opportunity for Kentuckians. We must work to bring 21st century jobs, like those in the aerospace industry and other high-demand sectors, to our state.
We need to focus on jobs that provide a fair wage and economic growth, not just in our big cities, but also in our rural areas. We also must offer job-training programs and affordable post-secondary education opportunities so people
gain the skills necessary to secure these jobs. Economic development is not an overnight deal; it's a 30-year investment and we must keep that commitment to the people of the Commonwealth.
Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website RockyAdkins.com
, Dec 31, 2018
Require comparable pay regardless of gender
Excerpts from legislation: KRS 337.423 is amended to read as follows: "Comparable worth" means the value of the work measured by the skill, effort and responsibility usually required in the performance of the work.
No employer shall discriminate between employees in the same establishment on the basis of sex, by paying wages to any employee in any occupation in this state at a rate less than the rate at which he pays any employee of the opposite sex for
[comparable] work on jobs of comparable worth and which have comparable requirements relating to skill, effort and responsibility. Differentials which are paid pursuant to established seniority systems or merit increase systems, which do not
discriminate on the basis of sex, shall not be included within this prohibition.
Legislative outcome:Rep. Adkins voted YEA on HB 399: Wage Discrimination Bill, Passed House 72-22-6
Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HB 399
, Mar 1, 2006
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