Statements about Workers

"(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.

"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

"Qataris don't really work."

Says opponent Mary Burke told reporters she would have "required workers to give up bargained-for healthcare and retirement benefits like Gov. Walker."

Walmart employees receive "roughly $5,800" in public assistance per year.

"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."

Says Rick Scott’s record on jobs includes Florida "ranked 2nd in the nation in long-term unemployment."

"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."

"Typical minimum wage earners in America are teenagers living with their parents in middle class families."

"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."

In Rhode Island, "Nearly 9 percent of covered employees go out on short term disability every year, with an average outage from work of almost 12 weeks each."

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

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