Statements about Workers
"Women still earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for working the same job."
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
"More Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector."
"People want the minimum wage, they want marriage equality, they want women’s health care. There’s issues that actually that really do matter, social issues that matter to the people of this state. So I know Barbara would support those issues, I know the governor hasn’t. You’ve seen the actions he’s taken on them."
Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."
Says Gov. John Kasich implied that a portion of workers’ compensation rebates to employers "should be directed back to him in the form of campaign cash."
Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."
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."
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