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Supports living wage and workers' rights

Q: What would be your top priorities, if elected?

A: A Living Wage and Workers' Rights. Minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living. It has been nearly ten years since the last modest increase the federal government was willing to pass. Over that same time, the wealth gap grew larger than ever. This is about justice and basic human decency. If you work hard and you work full time you shouldn't live in poverty. And all workers should have their rights protected! I support strong unions and collective bargaining. I am forever proud to have stood on the lines and at rallies at the Capitol with the West Virginia teachers and public employees who helped reignite the Labor movement across the country.

Source: Ballotpedia statement for 2020 West Virginia Senate race , Apr 10, 2018

Raise minimum wage; tie rate to inflation

Adjusted for inflation, today's $7.25/hour minimum wage is actually $4 lower than the minimum wage of 50 years ago. No one can survive in America today on $7.25/hour, especially if they are trying to raise a family. We will raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, tie it to inflation, and encourage states and local governments to increase the minimum wage further in places with higher costs of living.
Source: 2018 West Virginia Senate campaign website PaulaJean2018.com , Jul 17, 2017

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