Sherrod Brown on Jobs

Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13)


Increase federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15

Q: Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr?

Sherrod Brown (D): Yes. Phase in increase to $15.

Jim Renacci (R): Likely No. Rejected 2013 increase to $10.10.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Ohio Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Our trade policy hemorrhages manufacturing jobs

Q: What issues will decide this Senate race?

A: We've lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs in Mike DeWine's term of office. Yet our government has no manufacturing policy. We have no policy to give tax incentives for domestic manufacturing. Our trade policy is a big part of the reason that we're hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs as companies out-source. That's going to be one of the biggest issues of this campaign - that we continue to lose good-paying, industrial manufacturing jobs.

Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, www.sherrodbrown.com, "Q&A" , Dec 4, 2005

Require full disclosure of outsourced employees.

Brown co-sponsored requiring full disclosure of outsourced employees

OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: Transparency and Responsibility for US Trade Health Act (TRUTH Act): Requires a US national that employs individuals in a foreign country, either directly or through subsidiaries, to take necessary steps to provide transparency and public disclosure in all its operations.