Statements about Labor
In labor negotiations with city employees, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "demanded concessions that went beyond those mandated" by Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law
"This rule could prevent children under 18 from using such tools as a power screwdriver, a milking machine or something as simple as a wheelbarrow on the family farm . . . "
"What president has the worst record on female labor force participation? Barack Obama."
"We gave every public employee in the state the freedom to choose whether or not they want to be in a union."
Says gubernatorial recall candidate Tom Barrett supported passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s bill stripping collective bargaining of state employees.
"More children die in agricultural jobs than in any other industry."
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
Says Rick Santorum "opposes right-to-work"
Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx."
"If you look at states that are right to work, they constantly do not have budget deficits and they have very good business climates."
Says she got unions to agree to "about $10 million in reduction" of salaries and health benefits while serving as Dane County executive in Wisconsin.
"[If] you apply for a job, the chances are 1 in 7 that you are going to be denied that job unfairly if everybody is forced to use E-Verify."
Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it couldn’t build a factory in South Carolina because South Carolina is a right-to-work state.
Wisconsin’s monthly job reports have a "margin of error" of 75 percent and were "way off" in eight of first 10 months of 2011.
"Speaker Gingrich has said that we ought to get rid of our child labor laws."
In New York City, "an entry level janitor gets paid twice as much as an entry level teacher."
Says unemployment in Ohio "is significantly higher than the unemployment rate in states which are not forced union states and it’s always been that way."
"Sixty-percent of the state retirees...don’t get Social Security.’’
"Government employees make 43 percent more in wages and benefits" than private-sector workers.
"They talk about this problem with binding arbitration. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to have somebody from Los Angeles fly into Zanesville and impose a wage settlement on you ... and then they’re on the plane back to Los Angeles."
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