It appears so
"Our campaign staff was the first to unionize in the history of politics."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
But is it safe?
"@Jorge_Elorza still think your plan is safe? Rescue Captain Kenyon just worked 96 hours straight. 96 hours."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
Private arbitrator, not state commission, made decision
A state agency wanted to fire an employee who spent four hours per day watching pornography, but the state "employment commission reinstated the person."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Not directly, but pay concessions were made
Every general City of Milwaukee employee "pays toward his or her pension, but approximately 88 percent of our police officers and firefighters do not."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Tied for last
Wisconsin is "dead last in the Midwest for job creation."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 16th, 2015
Yes, but little practical effect expected
"In general, it appears" Wisconsin’s right to work bill would "likely apply to" the Green Bay Packers players and their union.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, February 27th, 2015
Not quite that simple.
In Wisconsin, unions can essentially give "unlimited" contributions to political parties, but business can't give any.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 21st, 2014
What a difference 58 years makes
Says the 1956 Republican Party platform supported equal pay, the minimum wage, asylum for refugees, protections for unions and more.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
He offered the warnings as Auditor General
"I was speaking out on pension reform almost 17 years ago."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, October 20th, 2014
District's lawsuit enabled end run
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.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Taveras administration's changes weren't small
"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
City whittling down $231 million shortfall
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Available figures generally back him
Even after collective bargaining reforms, most Wisconsin public employees "are still paying about 12 to 13 percent" of their health insurance premiums, while most state residents who work in the private sector "pay 20 to 25 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, December 9th, 2013
Not all of them, but some big ones said it
Says unions call Obamacare "bad for workers."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Sworn officers must respond to all calls
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
A ‘fight’ for raises
Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’"
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, August 20th, 2012
The candidates have helped
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Union disputes, but WSJ stands by its reporting
"Did you know Wisconsin's AFSCME union has lost 50%+ of its members since no longer requiring membership?"
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, June 22nd, 2012
You're welcome, Mr. Mayor
"Mayor Barrett saved Milwaukee $25 million, thanks to Gov. Walker’s reforms."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Last year, yes, but maybe not every year
"The city of Columbus would save $41 million a year if employees had to contribute to their own, guaranteed-check pensions."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011