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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Jobs
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
  • Change direction on job losses and tax increases. (Oct 2010)
Don Berwick on Jobs
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • No one answer to job creation: appoint Czar of Adaptations. (Jan 2014)
Martha Coakley on Jobs
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Supported by firefighter's union but not rank-and-file. (Apr 2014)
  • Restore the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. (Dec 2009)
  • Keep historic industries like fishing in Massachusetts. (Oct 2009)
  • Prosecuted minimum wage and child labor violations. (Aug 2009)
Tom Menino on Jobs
Mayor of Boston: Click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Deval Patrick on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Address "skills gap" by aligned community college strategy. (Jan 2012)
  • At Coca Cola: transform employment practices and policies. (Apr 2011)
  • Pledge to work with AFL-CIO means being open to all voices. (Sep 2006)
  • Increase the minimum wage. (Sep 2005)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Karyn Polito on Jobs
Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karyn Polito on other issues.
  • Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Jobs
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer. (Jul 2003)
Dan Wolf on Jobs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
  • Government part of sustaining a strong fishing community. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

MA 2014: 2014 MA Senate debate


Martha Coakley on Jobs
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Supported by firefighter's union but not rank-and-file. (Apr 2014)
  • Restore the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. (Dec 2009)
  • Keep historic industries like fishing in Massachusetts. (Oct 2009)
  • Prosecuted minimum wage and child labor violations. (Aug 2009)
Mo Cowan on Jobs
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Herr on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
  • Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team. (Feb 2014)
John Kerry on Jobs
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Bush could make an impact on the loss of jobs. (Oct 2004)
  • Bush cut job training money and ignored the unemployed. (Oct 2004)
  • Many things can be done to control jobs loss and outsourcing. (Oct 2004)
  • FactCheck: 0.6M jobs lost under Bush, not 1.6M. (Oct 2004)
  • End tax incentives for companies to move jobs abroad. (Oct 2004)
  • Can’t stop all outsourcing, but can level the playing field. (Oct 2004)
  • 2.7M manufacturing jobs lost under Bush. (Aug 2004)
  • Raise minimum wage to $6.65 by next year, then higher. (Jan 2004)
  • Provide employment opportunities to minorities. (Jan 2004)
  • Weekly economic policy summit to create jobs. (Oct 2003)
  • Trade grows jobs. (Sep 2003)
  • Jump start jobs at home via energy independence. (Sep 2003)
  • We need job opportunities, not photo opportunities. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Ed Markey on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Lead petitioner on ballot question mandating sick time. (Nov 2013)
  • $10 an hour minimum wage is just a first step. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bruce Skarin on Jobs
Independent Challenger: Click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Warren on Jobs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Before CFPA, banks themselves chose bank regulators. (Apr 2014)
  • Unions fight for their workers; not like corporate lobbyists. (Apr 2014)
  • Say the word long and loud: "Union!". (Apr 2014)
  • Social Contract: Americans don't become wealthy in isolation. (Sep 2011)
  • Make it easier for workers who want to organize. (Sep 2011)
  • Hardworking families are the real economy. (Apr 2010)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)

House:


Michael Capuano on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Strengthen rights of seniors against age discrimination. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Katherine Clark on Jobs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • Raise the minimum wage; it has fallen since the 1980s. (Oct 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Bill Keating on Jobs
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Jobs
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Jim McGovern on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Seth Moulton on Jobs
Democratic Nominee (District 6): Click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Neal on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
John Tierney on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Member of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Richard Tisei on Jobs
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
  • Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer. (Jul 2003)
Niki Tsongas on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Jobs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • A million MA workers have no earned sick time. (Feb 2014)
  • Proudly supports raising minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Steve’s company: a union shop for 49 years without a strike. (Dec 2001)
  • Tax credit for businesses to provide basic skills training. (Dec 2001)
Bill Weld on Jobs
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Kennedy on Jobs
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill for card-check instead of secret union ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bob Massie on Jobs
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Jobs
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barney Frank on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • Protect Fair Labor Standards Act and other New Deal programs. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Steve Lynch on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Worker rights and protections are high priorities. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Ed Markey on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Lead petitioner on ballot question mandating sick time. (Nov 2013)
  • $10 an hour minimum wage is just a first step. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
John Olver on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Tom Birmingham on Jobs
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
  • Increase the minimum wage to $6.75 per hour, and index it. (Nov 2001)
  • $18M yearly for workforce training & adult literacy. (Nov 2001)
  • Strengthen prevailing wage laws. (Nov 2001)
Paul Celucci on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Gabrieli on Jobs
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Experienced in creating 100,000 jobs as a businessman. (Jun 2006)
Kerry Healey on Jobs
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Deval's pledge to work with AFL-CIO means higher costs. (Sep 2006)
Carla Howell on Jobs
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christy Mihos on Jobs
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • Index the minimum wage for inflation. (Jul 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Jobs
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • Provide resources and tools for workforce training. (Feb 2002)
Robert Reich on Jobs
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Focus stimulus bill on minority jobs, not just white males. (Oct 2011)
  • Family-friendly workplaces can help the bottom line. (May 2002)
  • We shut down sweatshops by publicizing them. (May 2002)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $7 and then index to inflation. (May 2002)
  • Establish "earnings insurance" to smooth out unemployment. (Feb 2002)
  • MA workers should be able to find a job at a living wage. (Jan 2002)
  • Prodded Clinton on minimum wage & corporate welfare. (Nov 2001)
  • US jobs issue is low earnings, not high unemployment. (Jan 2001)
  • Corporate ruthlessness comes from competition, not greed. (Jan 2001)
  • Social mobility and median wages are down. (Jul 1998)
  • Wage disparity between boss & workers hurts companies. (Jul 1998)
  • Americans deserve a livable wage: raise the minimum. (Jul 1998)
  • Put theory into practice as Clinton's Labor Secretary. (Jun 1994)
Tom Reilly on Jobs
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Jobs
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Briefly supported tying minimum wage to inflation. (Feb 2013)
  • Obama said by now we'd have unemployment 5.4%, not me. (Oct 2012)
  • My priority is jobs: small businesses employ 1/4 of workers. (Oct 2012)
  • Jobs program: energy; trade; training; and pro-business. (Sep 2012)
  • To Obama, jobs are about government; to me, about business. (Aug 2012)
  • 5-step plan to create 12 million new jobs. (Aug 2012)
  • Mistake to give automakers to unions as part of auto bailout. (Feb 2012)
  • I know what it's like to worry about a pink slip. (Feb 2012)
  • End crony capitalism to get Americans back to work. (Jan 2012)
  • Bain Capital transferred union jobs to non-union plant. (Jan 2012)
  • Tie government union wages to private sector wages. (Jan 2012)
  • We need encompassing policy for jobs, energy, taxes, & trade. (Oct 2011)
  • Nation should learn lesson from right-to-work states. (Sep 2011)
  • Obama's policies have put 2.5 million Americans out of work. (Sep 2011)
  • Bain Capital created thousands of jobs during my time there. (Sep 2011)
  • America is an extraordinary jobs machine. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Reduced unemployment in MA from 5.6% to 4.7%. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Jobs grew faster in MA under Romney's predecessor. (Sep 2011)
  • The free economy means sometimes we lose jobs. (Aug 2011)
  • Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts. (Aug 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, fewer US unemployed than Canadians employed. (Feb 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, more jobs lost under Bush than under Obama. (Feb 2011)
  • "Card check" is a massive imposition on worker freedom. (Mar 2010)
  • Incentivize hiring jobless: cover $2000 in training costs. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes "25-75": 25 years of service then 75% pension. (Mar 2010)
  • Built long-term pipeline for MA jobs; so job growth is slow. (Jan 2008)
  • Take action & we need not give up on any industry’s jobs. (Jan 2008)
  • MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates. (Jan 2008)
  • I believe in domestic supports for our agriculture industry. (Oct 2007)
  • Good unions train members; bad unions hurt their company. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes,US added 50M jobs since ‘78; but EU added 36M. (Aug 2007)
  • Tax incentives for employee training. (Mar 2002)
Grace Ross on Jobs
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Federal workfare rules violate minimum wages rules. (Jul 2006)
  • Support living wages & guaranteed income for all. (Jun 2006)
Jane Swift on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Warren Tolman on Jobs
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
  • Protects workers by raising the minimum wage. (Nov 2001)
Peter Blute on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Kenneth Chase on Jobs
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Kennedy on Jobs
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on Jobs
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Joe Moakley on Jobs
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Peter Torkildsen on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Beatty on Jobs
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Strengthen rights of seniors against age discrimination. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bill Delahunt on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Paul Kirk on Jobs
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed O`Reilly on Jobs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ogonowski on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Jobs
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Reverse Gross v FBL Financial: no age discrimination. (Dec 2009)
  • Research/business connection in blue-collar cities. (Nov 2009)
  • 10% unemployment is totally unacceptable. (Oct 2009)
  • Job creation will be my number one priority. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on Jobs
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Restore the full protections of the age discrimination laws. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Kevin Scott on Jobs
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Incentives to keep jobs in the US. (Jan 2006)
  • Unions should focus on competitive productivity & quality. (Jan 2006)
Bob Underwood on Jobs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe L. Kennedy on Jobs
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Khazei on Jobs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Enforceable workforce protection for seniors. (Dec 2009)
  • Jobs Creation Tax Credit: 15% back for new jobs. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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