Statements about Labor

"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."

"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."  

As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."

"Minnesota has passed and Indiana has passed" right to work laws making union membership and dues optional

"While Act 10 allowed (Milwaukee County) to save some money, it was millions short of what we needed to fill the hole left by the $28 million cut in state aid."

Says Democratic recall opponent Mahlon Mitchell sent a letter "encouraging folks to boycott more than 100 companies."

The salaries of Wisconsin’s best-educated public school teachers were "slashed" by Gov. Scott Walker through a recent administrative rule change.

Wisconsin women "are paid 81 cents to the dollar of a man doing the same job."

A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."

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."

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