Poverty

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Creating Jobs and providing career training programs

The most effective way to reduce poverty is by providing our citizens with more jobs and career training. It has been proven that career training programs will prepare you for a new career, or help you advance within your current occupation. It is not only my goal to create more jobs in Lithonia but to also provide career training so our citizens can compete for the best salary in their selected field.

Raise the minimum wage

Its not a secret that poverty is the result of low income and  pay wages that are unreasonable. Its almost impossible to live a productive life in today’s economy with the cost of food, gas, education and healthcare rising prices. I will fight vigorously in Washington for the citizens of Lithonia to increase the minimum wage in our city. The problem is clear. The solution has been identified. Now is the time to act.  Our city simply cannot afford to wait.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 per hour, however, with some limited exceptions, the federal minimum wage rate applies. Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington approved November ballot measures to raise their respective minimum wages. Arizona, Colorado, and Maine will incrementally increase their minimum wages to $12 an hour by 2020.

Support pay equity

What is gender pay equity?

For far to long, women have been paid lees than their make counterparts for performing the same work. Ryan Guillory Sr. will work diligently to make sure woman in our city are not underpaid or discriminated against in the work force.

Gender pay equity is when men and women receive equal pay for work of equal or comparable value. In practical terms, this means that best practice employers ensure that:

  • men and women performing the same work are paid the same amount
  • men and women performing different work of equal value are paid the same amount
  • the wages and conditions of jobs are assessed in a non-discriminatory way. This is done by valuing skills, responsibilities and working conditions in each job or job type (even where the work itself is different) and then remunerating employees accordingly
  • the workplace’s organisational structures and processes do not impede female employees’ access to work-based training, promotions or flexible working arrangements.

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