Words: Biden has voted for increases in the federal minimum wage. He supports unionization and feels all current job safety recommendations should be implemented. He also advocates protecting overtime payments.
Actions: Biden voted FOR replacing farm price supports (1996), AGAINST allowing workers to choose between overtime and comp-time (1997), AGAINST tabling an increase in the minimum wage (1999), AGAINST repealing the ergonomic rules on repetitive stress (2001), FOR raising the minimum wage to $7.25 (2005 & 2007), and FOR restricting employer interference in union organizing (2007). The AFL-CIO has given him a rating of 100%.