More like four weeks
"Fifty years ago, the average GM employee could pay for a year of a son or daughter’s college tuition on just two weeks wages."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 25th, 2016
Song of Lime Juice and Despair
"In almost every other country in the world, artists and musicians are paid when their music is played on the radio. In fact, the only countries besides the U.S. who do not have a radio-performance right are China, Iran and North Korea."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, December 7th, 2015
A few complexities, but yes
"Women fill two-thirds of minimum wage jobs."
— Politifact Iowa on Friday, November 13th, 2015
8 million in the labor force, but not all employed
Some 8.1 million of the estimated 11 million to 12 million people "in this country illegally are working."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 23rd, 2015
U.S. is the outlier
"Every other major country" has family paid leave.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 14th, 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
Details are the stumbling blocks
A "working woman" will earn $7.70 on $10.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, July 10th, 2015
Many reasons for gap
"By age 65, the average woman will have lost $431,000 throughout her working career was a result of the pay gap."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, April 20th, 2015
Different ways to count, but very close
"Ninety percent of American workers don't own their own business."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 13th, 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
Results vary with definitions of income
"If you look at the income of average Americans...they’re absolutely flat in constant dollars since 1979."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, February 9th, 2015
We're closer to New Guinea than New Zealand
The United States is "the only advanced country on Earth" that doesn’t guarantee "paid maternity leave to our workers."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
One law repealed, but main protection still in place
Wisconsin Republicans "repealed a statewide fair pay law" that made "sure women are treated fairly on the job."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 31st, 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
Different studies reach different results
In 1968 "the average corporate CEO made 20 times the average worker’s pay. Today that multiple is about 350."
— Politifact Virginia on Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Yes, though not all in Wisconsin
"More than 70,000" job openings are listed on a state jobs website.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 17th, 2014
And three times he didn't
"As mayor, [Allan Fung] raised taxes three times."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
UPDATED: And more were poised to join the club
Austin has "over 1,000 city employees that make six-figure salaries."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, September 25th, 2014