Jobs & Economy


The minimum wage in Kentucky is $7.25. Working at that hourly rate leaves a full-time worker well below the poverty line in Kentucky – a fact that is completely unacceptable. We must pass legislation that will increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, with limited exceptions. Working Kentuckians should not have to juggle more than one job to afford a roof over their head and food on their table. Additionally, we need to repeal the so-called “Right to Work” law and other anti worker legislation that restricts the ability of folks to organize and collectively bargain. We also need to build on Governor Beshear’s efforts to attract new businesses to Kentucky. New industries mean good-paying, high quality job opportunities for all Kentuckians.