Statements about Workers

"If you have a union job, you're making on average $950 a week. If you have a non-union job, you're making $750 a week."

"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.

"If you have a job in this country, (there's a) 97 percent chance that you're not going to be in poverty."

"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."

"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act "discriminates against Christian daycare, Christian parents, Christian business owners, and the rights of religious freedom."

"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."

The minimum wage "in real terms right now is below where it was when Harry Truman was in office."

"On (the federal minimum wage of) $7.75, you can’t even make half the poverty level."

"About 47 percent of able-bodied people in the state of Maine don’t work."

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

"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 minimum wage is "lower right now than it was when Ronald Reagan took office."

"More Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector."

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."

"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats."

"More than 64 percent of minimum-wage earners are women."

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