Working Families

Minimum Wage – Co-sponsor and support legislation providing for an increase in the state minimum wage.

Nurse Staffing Ratios – Author of legislation that would require hospitals to post the staffing levels for RNs, LPNs, CANs in patient care areas. The bill would also require the state Department of Health to compile and publish quarterly reports of this information for each Pennsylvania hospital.

Unemployment Compensation Servicing – Supported enacted legislation that provided increased funding to the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund to allow for improved service to Unemployment Compensation recipients.

Unemployment Compensation for Seasonal Workers – Voted in favor of a measure that was enacted that would allow for more seasonal workers to become eligible for unemployment benefits.

Pay Equity – Co-sponsor legislation that would provide for equal pay for equal work for women. Also opposed and voted against a measure in the Senate that would allow employers to pay employees with the same job functions differently based on the level or amount of education, training or experience they have.

Teacher Furloughs – Opposed and fought against arbitrary changes to the way a school district would be allowed to furlough employees.