Statements about Workers
Says Mary Burke’s Madison school district "will be the only school district left in the state" to "ignore the (Act 10) law" in the 2015-16 school year.
Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.
"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."
The Obama Administration is suing a Wisconsin company for forcing employees to speak English.
Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."
"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.
"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
Says opponent Mary Burke told reporters she would have "required workers to give up bargained-for healthcare and retirement benefits like Gov. Walker."
"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."
"Typical minimum wage earners in America are teenagers living with their parents in middle class families."
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."
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