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Stronger unions lead to a stronger middle-class

Source: 2018 ME-2 House campaign website JaredGoldenForCongress.com , May 8, 2020

Fought for fair and equal pay, in state legislature

I'm from Lewiston and I joined the military after the 9/11 attacks. I was elected to the state legislature in 2014, where I've stood up for working Mainers and fought for issues like more access to healthcare and fair and equal pay. In Congress, I will always put Maine's people, not corporations or wealthy donors, first.

In the Marines, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, I learned what leadership is--it's putting those you lead or represent first. I worked for Senator Susan Collins as a professional staff member before being elected to the legislature. I work across the aisle, with my Republican colleagues and Governor LePage, to find common ground and get the job done for Mainers.

Source: League of Women Voters on 2018 Maine voting records , Sep 9, 2018

Don't limit tipped workers to half minimum wage

SP 235: An Act To Restore the Tip Credit to Maine's Minimum Wage Law: An employer may consider tips as part of the wages of a service employee, but such a tip credit may not exceed 50% of the minimum hourly wage established in this section.Summary by Associated Building Contractors of Maine: Voters approved a referendum to raise the state's minimum wage gradually to $12 by 2020. Some critics worried about the elimination of the tip credit, which exempted employers from paying tipped workers the minimum wage. This bill restores the tip credit and allows employers to pay tipped employees half the state's minimum wage. It was seen as a compromise for Democrats, who supported the wage increase, and Republicans, who had concerns about what it might mean for certain businesses.

Legislative outcome:Passed Senate 23-12-0; Roll Call #246; Jun/7/17; Passed House 110-37-4; Roll Call #302; Jun/13/17; Rep. Golden voted YES; Signed by Governor Paul LePage, Jun/23/17

Source: ABCMaine.org on Maine legislative voting record SP 235 , Jun 13, 2017

Restrict employer's access to employee social media accounts

Maine bill HP 640/L.D. 921: An Act To Strengthen the Right of a Victim of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence To Take Necessary Leave from Employment and To Promote Employee Social Media Privacy.

Summary by Littler-Mendelson P.C.: Maine has now enacted legislation that restricts an employer's ability to demand information regarding an employee's or job applicant's social media account. The Act expressly prohibits employers from requiring or requesting an employee or job applicant provide the employer with the password or other means of accessing his or her social media accounts. Governor LePage attempted to veto 65 bills including the Act. Maine lawmakers argued that the Governor missed the veto deadline; the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that all 65 bills had become law.

Legislative outcome:Passed House 83-60-8, Roll Call #136 on Jun/2/15; Golden voted YES; Passed Senate 35-0-0, Roll Call #127 on Jun/3/15; Vetoed by Governor Paul LePage Jul/16/15

Source: Littler.com on Maine legislative voting record HP 640/LD 921 , Jun 2, 2015

Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing.

Golden co-sponsored PRO Act

H.R.842 & S.420: Protecting the Right to Organize Act: This bill expands various labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace:

  1. revises the definitions of employee, supervisor, and employer to broaden the scope of individuals covered by the fair labor standards;
  2. permits labor organizations to encourage participation of union members in strikes initiated by employees represented by a different labor organization (i.e., secondary strikes); and
  3. prohibits employers from bringing claims against unions that conduct such secondary strikes.
The bill also allows collective bargaining agreements to require all employees represented by the bargaining unit to contribute fees to the labor organization for the cost of such representation.

Biden Administration in SUPPORT: The Administration strongly supports The PRO Act. America was not built by Wall Street. It was built by the middle class, and unions built the middle class. Unions put power in the hands of workers. H.R. 842 would strengthen and protect workers' right to form a union by assessing penalties on employers who violate workers' right to organize.

Rep. Mo Brooks in OPPOSITION: H.R. 842 [is] a radical union bill that tramples the rights of citizens by forcing them to enter into union servitude, including:

Legislative Outcome:Passed House 222-204-4 (Rollcall 82) on 03/09/2021; received and read in the Senate on 3/23; no further Senate action during 2021.
Source: H.R.842/S.420 21-HR842 on Feb 4, 2021

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Jobs: Jared Golden on other issues:
ME Gubernatorial:
Alan Caron
Eliot Cutler
James Boyle
Janet Mills
Kenneth Capron
Mary Mayhew
Michael Michaud
Mike Thibodeau
Paul LePage
Shawn Moody
Susan Rice
ME Senatorial:
Angus King
Betsy Sweet
Chris Lyons
Eric Brakey
Janet Mills
Sara Gideon
Susan Collins
Susan Rice
Zak Ringelstein
Republican Freshman class of 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshman class of 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
CA-22: replacing Devin Nunes (R, SPEL summer 2022)
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: Shontel Brown (D, Nov. 2021)
OH-15: Mike Carey (R, Nov. 2021)
TX-6: Jake Ellzey (R, July 2021)
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