Statements about Workers

Says Mary Burke’s Madison school district "will be the only school district left in the state" to "ignore the (Act 10) law" in the 2015-16 school year.

"Federal investigators found a company that (David Perdue) ran discriminated against women -- paid them less than men for the same work."  

"McDonald’s workers in Denmark have a union. Earn $45,000/year."

"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."

Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.

"Over the last 40 years, real wage growth has been flatlined because of the policies of the Federal Reserve ... It was all driven by the Federal Reserve."  

"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."

Says Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security."

"In 1978, a student who worked a minimum-wage summer job could afford to pay a year's full tuition at the 4-year public university of their choice."

Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage." 

"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."

Says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that "if the workers are more insecure, that's very healthy for the society" because "they'll serve the masters gladly and passively."

The Obama Administration is suing a Wisconsin company for forcing employees to speak English.

Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."

"The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave."

Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."

The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."

"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."

"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.

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