Statements about Labor
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."
Says some Wisconsin state employee contracts "gave some employees $4 for bringing in their own lunch."
On using Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining limits to help balance the city of Milwaukee budget
Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."
"This is the first time in our state, and one of the first times in the country, where benefit reductions . . . has happened to people who are retired."
"The city of Columbus would save $41 million a year if employees had to contribute to their own, guaranteed-check pensions."
Says the reforms in state Issue 2 "will save taxpayer dollars"
Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it "can't build a factory in a non-union state."
Says he never called teachers "thugs" and has said nothing but "great things" about them during the fight over his curbs on unions
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