Statements about Unions
Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."
Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
Says the pension and health benefits reform "eliminated collective bargaining for health benefits."
Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island."
Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’"
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
"Before Act 10, the total cost of public sector employees’ employment was 29 percent higher than that in the private sector. After the act, it’s still 22 percent higher."
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."
"Did you know Wisconsin's AFSCME union has lost 50%+ of its members since no longer requiring membership?"
Says Democratic recall opponent Mahlon Mitchell sent a letter "encouraging folks to boycott more than 100 companies."
Says "my advocacy questioning contracting out in Parks … delayed and altered the renewal of the Brooks contract, and reduced the number of contracted employees in Parks from over 100 to fewer than 40."
Says more than 8,000 people have supported her campaign as volunteers, donors and advisors and endorsers.
"To get out of the (teachers) union, you pay 85 percent of $731. Then you're out of the union, but you've got to pay it every year, also required by statute. That’s called a representation fee."
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
"We have 395 inmates pushed into triple-bunked cells intended for two inmates and bunked in classrooms and areas supposed to be designated for inmate labor."
"The president gave the (auto) companies to the UAW."
"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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