Charles believes in the power of organized labor to bring about the equitable economic future
that Kentuckians deserve. Charles supports the rights of all workers to organize, unionize, and collectively bargain for fair employment to ensure rights are being respected. As Senator, he will fight to pass legislation like the Pro-Act to ensure that the federal government protects that right, so that the people who are producing value in our economy – workers -– are the people who benefit from our country’s economic growth.
As a State Representative, Charles stood with organized labor to support legislation to repeal Right to Work, fight for safety standards, ensure unemployment protections, raise wages, and to reinstate prevailing wage laws for government contractors in Kentucky. Raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour is not radical, it is the right thing to do.