Statements about Workers
"One out of 10 minimum-wage workers in the U.S. live in Texas."
"Ninety-five percent of all the wages in Texas are above minimum wage."
"Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job."
"This year, the overwhelming majority of new jobs are part time."
"Since the Affordable Care Act passed, 90 percent of job growth has been in full-time positions."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
The minimum wage is "lower right now than it was when Ronald Reagan took office."
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
"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
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