Statements about Workers

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."  

Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."

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.

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

Milwaukee County government employees pay "much more" for their health care than City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin employees.

Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."

"Tommy Thompson made millions from corporations who outsource American jobs and now he's trying to lavish huge tax breaks on them."  

"With the auto rescue," President Barack Obama "saved more than 1 million middle-class jobs all across America," including more than 28,000 in Wisconsin.

Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."

As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."

Says new figures he released showing Wisconsin job gains for 2011 are "the final job numbers."

Says Gov. Scott Walker is "cooking the books" by releasing numbers "he just dreamed up" that show Wisconsin gained jobs in 2011.

Says Democratic recall opponent Mahlon Mitchell sent a letter "encouraging folks to boycott more than 100 companies."

Says Gov. Scott Walker said "no to equal pay for equal work for women."

Says Gov. Scott Walker "has caused Wisconsin to lose more jobs than any other state in the country."

The Wisconsin law repealed by Republicans, which allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, "was kind of a gravy train" for lawyers.

Says Wisconsin women facing pay discrimination can't "do something about it" under bill passed by Republicans.

Says Obama health reform law denies millions "access to affordable insurance."

Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."

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