Raises limited, but school districts control pay
The salaries of Wisconsin’s best-educated public school teachers were "slashed" by Gov. Scott Walker through a recent administrative rule change.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Study looks at overall numbers, doesn’t touch on the same job
Wisconsin women "are paid 81 cents to the dollar of a man doing the same job."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Except for those unions exempt from the changes
"We gave every public employee in the state the freedom to choose whether or not they want to be in a union."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, April 9th, 2012
Splicing and dicing cuts out the truth
Says gubernatorial recall candidate Tom Barrett supported passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s bill stripping collective bargaining of state employees.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, April 6th, 2012
Toyota says otherwise
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Claim is De-Verified
"[If] you apply for a job, the chances are 1 in 7 that you are going to be denied that job unfairly if everybody is forced to use E-Verify."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Nothing to do with right-to-work state
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.
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 5th, 2012
The difference between custodial engineers and janitors
In New York City, "an entry level janitor gets paid twice as much as an entry level teacher."
— Politifact National on Monday, December 12th, 2011
Claim doesn't work on either count
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."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, November 21st, 2011
Closer to 22 percent
"Sixty-percent of the state retirees...don’t get Social Security.’’
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Overstates state of union-Boeing spat
Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it "can't build a factory in a non-union state."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 14th, 2011
Chart from a student paper goes viral
Say the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay in the U.S. is 475 to 1.
— Politifact National on Monday, October 10th, 2011
Raises were double digit, but so was inflation
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.
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Cites national average that isn't
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.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, August 18th, 2011
'Cuff that claim!
Statistically, law-enforcement officers die 10 years earlier than the general population.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
No evidence unions embellished the impact
Says many public-employee unions falsely told their Wisconsin members his budget-repair bill sought 12 percent to 13 percent of their incomes for health insurance premiums.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Barca had opinion on his side but overshot target
"Two thirds of the people in Wisconsin strongly disagree with this idea of permanently taking away people’s rights to collective bargaining."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
In the nation, no. In Rhode Island, yes.
The Providence teacher contract "is one of the longest in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
We’ve been down this path before — and the view’s the same
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "literally invented a $3.6 billion deficit."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 12th, 2011
The plan was already floated, but not by Walker
Says he has exposed plans by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to push legislation that would allow the state to declare financial martial law and take over municipal governments.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 5th, 2011