Latest False Fact-checks in Unions Andrew Cuomo stated on January 3, 2018 in his State of the State address: "A case before Washington’s Supreme Court seeks to effectively end public labor unions." John DePetro stated on September 20, 2015 in blog: "Remember that developers are forced to use the ‘195 land union’ contractors, so tap an extra $10 million into any construction project." Scott Walker stated on July 27, 2015 in an interview: Says his political opponents "brought 100,000 protesters into our state." Wisconsin State AFL-CIO stated on July 8, 2015 in a Facebook post: Says "Scott Walker’s bad budget includes: No weekend for workers." Ernest Almonte stated on October 19, 2014 in a television commercial: Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money." Vincent "Buddy" Cianci stated on September 21, 2014 in an interview on WPRI-TV's "Newsmakers.": "In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point." Scott Walker stated on April 1, 2014 in an interview: A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law. Scott Walker stated on November 19, 2013 in a book: Protesters in La Crosse blocked an exit and surrounded a State Patrol car carrying the governor and were "beating on the windows and rocking the vehicle." When the car was "extricated" from the crowd, a truck blocked a second exit. Ken Cuccinelli stated on June 21, 2013 in a radio interview.: Says Terry McAuliffe "opposes" Virginia’s right-to-work law. Bruce Hanna stated on March 6, 2013 in a floor speech: Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings." SEIU stated on March 5, 2013 in a lawsuit: "There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients." Mark S. Zaccaria stated on November 25, 2012 in TV niterview: Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island." Stephen Laffey stated on March 2, 2012 in a radio interview: Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law Ken Allen stated on February 16, 2012 in a guest column: "We have 395 inmates pushed into triple-bunked cells intended for two inmates and bunked in classrooms and areas supposed to be designated for inmate labor." Mitt Romney stated on February 22, 2012 in a primary debate in Arizona: "The president gave the (auto) companies to the UAW." Maurice Thompson stated on November 10, 2011 in a news conference: Says unemployment in Ohio "is significantly higher than the unemployment rate in states which are not forced union states and it’s always been that way." Philip Keefe stated on November 13, 2011 in an appearance on 10 News Conference: "If they made no changes whatsoever, the [state employees pension] plan still had enough money to go forward for approximately the next 16 years." David Mellon stated on October 27, 2011 in testimony at a state pension hearing: "The job [of correctional officer] lowers your life expectancy . . . Metropolitan did a study in, I believe it was 1998, and the life expectancy was 58." Dennis Richardson stated on June 30, 2011 in a press briefing: Says Oregon state employees received a "catch-up" pay raise in 1981 -- just two years after they agreed not to take a raise in exchange for a retirement benefit. Stephen Lisauskas stated on July 19, 2011 in a public meeting: Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions. Angel Taveras stated on May 15, 2011 in an interview: The Providence teacher contract "is one of the longest in the country." Florida Education Association stated on April 6, 2011 in a campaign-style ad.: "Politicians and their corporate lobbyists are trying to take away my right to spend my paycheck how I want." Florida Chamber of Commerce stated on March 29, 2011 in a campaign-style ad.: Says unions "take away" hard-earned money of teachers, firefighters and police officers to play politics.