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Co-sponsored National Right to Work Act

Q: Support "right to work" laws, prohibiting unions from mandating dues for workers they represent?

Joni Ernst: Yes. Co-sponsored National Right to Work Act bill.

Theresa Greenfield: No. Supports PRO Act, "which would strengthen workers' rights."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Iowa Senate race , Oct 10, 2020

Maybe index minimum wage to GDP, but not same for all states

Ernst: I do think that we can look at the federal minimum wage. It has to be a bipartisan solution. Maybe we should index it to our GDP. There are a lot of solutions out there. But I do believe that this should be a state-based issue as well. What is right for California and New York may not be right for the economy in the state of Iowa.
Source: Iowa Public Television transcript of 2020 Iowa Senate debate , Sep 28, 2020

Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy

Ernst said she does not believe there should be a federal minimum wage, and Braley responded, "If 300,000 Iowans would get a pay raise simply by raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, that tells me that a lot of Iowans are missing out on this booming economy that Sen. Ernst is talking about."

Instead of responding directly, Ernst said Braley's proposal to raise the minimum wage would not improve the economy. She said her state Senate record shows the right way to boost the economy.

Source: The Hill e-zine on 2014 Iowa Senate debate , Sep 28, 2014

Top priority: Jobs and economy

Inside the Ida Grove Skate Palace, the politicians were peppered with questions from about 100 Iowa voters. Before the forum, the candidates told us what issue is most important to them.

"Jobs and economy," said State Senator Joni Ernst.

"Balancing the budget," answered former State Attorney Matt Whitaker.

"Grow the economy," said Dr. Sam Clovis.

With an ever growing list of Republican candidates the biggest challenge, right now, may be standing out in a crowded field. "I am a strong conservative and I have a proven record in the Iowa State Senate. Others may say that having a record is a good thing, but in this case I will gladly put up my conservative record," said Ernst.

"I am certainly not the status quo, and I won't rep

Source: Siouxland News KTIV on 2014 Iowa Senate debate , Nov 19, 2013

Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey.

Ernst supports the Christian Coalition survey question on "Ban the Box"

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Eliminate Barriers to Housing and Employment for Those Who Have Successfully Completed their Sentence?'

[Ed.: "Ban the Box" refers to a checkbox that applicants must check when applying for jobs or housing, indicating whether they have an arrest record or a felony conviction.] Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-9B on Sep 10, 2020

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