Broad-brush claim paints blame too widely
"We have asked public employees to pay 10 percent of the costs of their guaranteed pension and 15 percent of the cost of their health care. ... The leadership of those public employees unions don't want to pay anything."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Savings will take decades to achieve
"In the past six years alone, changes to the pension formula … have saved over half a billion dollars."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
The anti-Walker boycott effort wears a union label
"There are not, nor have there ever been, any boycotts encouraged by our organizations."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
There’s support for unions, but is it growing?
"Public sentiment in favor of collective bargaining and in favor of the unions has actually gone up as these governors, I think, have overreached and gone too far and tried to destroy the labor movement."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Claim on union bargaining rights gets muddy in the details.
Georgia public sector employees do not have a say in the conditions of their employment, do not have bargaining rights or a say in their working conditions.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011