Statements about Labor

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."

"Canadian middle class incomes are now higher than in the United States. They are working fewer hours for more pay, … living longer on average, and facing less income inequality."

"Our economy still has three people looking for every job (opening)."

Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "

"We have the fewest people employed in this country since 1979."

"What president has the worst record on female labor force participation? Barack Obama."

Says Rick Santorum "opposes right-to-work"

Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it couldn’t build a factory in South Carolina because South Carolina is a right-to-work state.

"Speaker Gingrich has said that we ought to get rid of our child labor laws."

In New York City, "an entry level janitor gets paid twice as much as an entry level teacher."

Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."

Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it "can't build a factory in a non-union state."

Say the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay in the U.S. is 475 to 1.

"Two-thirds of Granite Staters oppose the Tea Party" and its agenda on labor unions.

"The ratio of corporate profits to wages is now higher than at any time since just before the Great Depression."

Forty percent of union members voted Republican in 2008.

From 1947 to 1979, family incomes for rich, middle-income and poor Americans grew about the same rate. But since 1979, incomes for rich families have grown much faster.

The ratio of people working for the government and working in manufacturing today is "an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960."

"We lost more jobs in this great recession than the last four recessions combined."

"We now work the longest hours of any people around the world."

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