Statements about Workers
The state of Georgia lost 16 percent of its employees last year, and that percentage has risen over the past three years.
A state report’s "projection is that approximately half of public employees" would live outside municipal boundaries in a decade if the state bans local residency requirements.
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
"Only three in 10 young Americans under 30 -- 30 percent under 30 -- have full-time work."
Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money
The labor market is weak because if you count the unemployed, underemployed, and those who’ve stopped looking for work, the unemployment rate "actually went up last month to 13.5 percent."
"In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay."
"Six out of 10 of the highest unemployment rates are also in so-called right to work states."
"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."
"Most state employees did not receive any pay raise from 2009 to 2012."
"Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man."
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
Says Oregon’s high minimum wage is the reason why "by 2011, Oregon's restaurants employed an average of only 13.8 workers, or 2.6 fewer employees than they did before the state's minimum wage began rising above the federal level in 1997."
"It is legal in Ohio to fire an employee or evict a tenant just for being gay."
Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."
"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats."
"DEP has 2,812 employees, the lowest level since the mid-’80s."
"More than 64 percent of minimum-wage earners are women."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"
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