There should be no classification called "working poor". No Texan should be paid poverty level wages that require him or her to rely on public assistance to make ends meet. I support legislation that requires a living wage of $15-an-hour.
I oppose so-called "right-to-work" laws and support unions and the value they bring to the Texas economy.
I support equal pay for equal work.
I support equal access for women of all ages to training, jobs and promotions, and the right to address grievances for equal pay, capital, equity and contracts.
I support the expansion of workplace rights such as flex time, comp time, workplace time (for child nursing, etc.) and paid family leave in all employment contracts.
I support paid sick leave for all Texas workers.
I support policies that create meaningful consequences for employers who commit wage theft or who misclassify their workers to avoid paying taxes, workmen’s comp, and/or benefits.