Statements about Workers

"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?"

"Agriculture has always required a significant workforce from abroad."

The United States does "not have a system through which growers and dairies can bring a workforce legally into the U.S."

Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."

Says Texas is last in workers' compensation coverage.

"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."

Says he and Mitt Romney agreed on tying minimum wage increases to inflation.

 "Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."

Says budget savings by reducing pay and benefits for federal employees total $103 billion over 10 years -- more than $50,000 per worker.

"Scott Walker has even removed the 250,000 jobs promise from his website."

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