He's right, though it may be a temporary spike
"The ratio of corporate profits to wages is now higher than at any time since just before the Great Depression."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 1st, 2011
The records are dusty, but clear
"Abraham Lincoln (once) jumped out of a window in the Illinois Legislature in order to deny a quorum."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, May 30th, 2011
Parent satisfaction one piece of the evaluation process
"In Senate Bill 5, there is this new method of evaluating teachers. … You’re also going to be rated on what the parents think of you and they can send questionnaires and surveys home to parents."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
It's nearly double the overall private-sector rate
"Foreign companies in the United States have a significantly higher unionization rate than other companies overall."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, April 25th, 2011
A "great recession" that earned its nickname
"We lost more jobs in this great recession than the last four recessions combined."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 4th, 2011
Government reports back this claim of premium disparity
"Our average private sector employee pays 23 percent for their health care. Our average city worker in Ohio pays 9 percent."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Statement caused a stir, but is historically accurate
"Hitler didn't want unions. Stalin didn't want unions. Mubarak didn't want independent unions. These autocrats in history don't want independent unions."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
The number is accurate. The same holds for several other Milwaukee area districts
In 2011, "the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools system will exceed $100,000."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 4th, 2011
Some exceptions, but most federal employees can only negotiate working conditions
"Most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for benefits, nor for pay."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Elected officials would take same hits
"Every (Wisconsin) legislator that votes for this bill" will have to "give up the same amount of pay" as other state employees.
— Politifact National on Thursday, February 24th, 2011
When Democrats passed their budget repair bill, things moved lightning fast
In 2009, Democratic Wisconsin state senators "rammed through a billion-dollar tax hike in 24 hours with no public input."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Benefits would still be better than for those in private sector
If Wisconsin's governor cuts perquisites as much as he plans to do, "it would still leave (workers) better off than their private sector" counterparts.
— Politifact National on Monday, February 21st, 2011