Tom Wolf on Jobs
Raised minimum wage from $7 to $10 per hour
Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage--mostly for state janitorial workers and part-time clerical staff--increasing their pay from $7.25 to $10.15 per hour. And in the wake of North Carolina's passing a law that stripped rights from gay and transgender
people, Wolf issued a pair of executive orders that expanded protections against discrimination based on one's sexual orientation or gender identity. He wanted "to show the world that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place for everyone."
Fetterman stands for many of the same policies. He wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 and pass gun reforms, and supports Medicare-for-all.
And with all of it comes more of a voice for the "forgotten cities across Pennsylvania" message. He says he stands for "evidence-based public policies that benefit the most people possible."
Source: Vox.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race
, May 16, 2018
Increase minimum wage to $10.10 and index it to inflation
Source: The Patriot News on 2014 Pennsylvania governor debate
, May 10, 2014
- McCord: Supports increasing Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $10.70 per hour and provide annual increases of 10 cents per year through 2024 before indexing it to inflation.
- McGinty & Schwarz: Support increasing Pennsylvania's minimum wage to
$10.10 per hour by 2016, including tipped workers like waiters and waitresses, and indexing it to inflation.
- Wolf: Supports increasing Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $10.10 over a two-year period and indexing it to inflation.
Company strategy: source its own American-made products
For Tom Wolf, creating jobs is job one. As governor, Tom will work to lift Pennsylvania's middle-class through innovative policies that help attract the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future.
Tom received word 4 years ago that the business he had
sold earlier in the decade was about to go under, leaving his former employees to join the ranks of the unemployed. While he could have walked away, Tom instead sank every penny he had into saving the company, buying it back at full market value and
investing in its workforce.
Tom's rescue and innovation resulted in saving the company and the hundreds of middle-class jobs that went with it. The company is growing and thriving by sourcing its own American-made products, competing directly with
products made overseas in low wage countries. Tom knows that in order for the middle-class to thrive, businesses must invest in their workforce. Owning his own business, Tom provides his workers with good wages and comprehensive health and retirement ben
Source: 2014 Gubernatorial campaign website, WolfForPA.com, "Plan"
, Mar 3, 2014
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