Statements about Labor
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
Says Terry McAuliffe "opposes" Virginia’s right-to-work law.
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
Says Texas leads the nation in fatal industrial accidents.
"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."
Says Oregon’s high minimum wage is the reason why "by 2011, Oregon's restaurants employed an average of only 13.8 workers, or 2.6 fewer employees than they did before the state's minimum wage began rising above the federal level in 1997."
"We have the fewest people employed in this country since 1979."
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
Says Texas is last in workers' compensation coverage.
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
"We have a governor who's vetoed measures like increasing our minimum wage and restoring the earned income tax cut."
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
"Right now one of our highest job growth sectors is Leisure and Hospitality. We've added jobs that mostly fall within the restaurant and bar sector industry. These are not high-paying jobs, as the U.S. Department of Labor estimates this is an industry sector with the lowest average wages and the lowest proportion of its workforce earning minimum or subminimum wage jobs."
"More than 50 percent of those people getting minimum wage in this state are high school students."
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