The company says so
"Since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Walmart 'increased their starting wage to $11/hr & has given about $400 million in bonuses.'"
— Politifact Missouri on Friday, October 5th, 2018
Solid precedent from 1990
"The impending work stoppage is unlawful."
— Politifact National on Monday, February 26th, 2018
A big factor
"There are currently 6 million jobs available in this country that are due in part to the skills gap."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 16th, 2017
Life expectancy was 62 back then
"We adopted the modern Social Security system at a time when the average person died before they were old enough to get Social Security."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 12th, 2016
He says let the states decide
Says Donald Trump "wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage."
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, July 8th, 2016
But not with all professions
"If you are a member of union, your median weekly income is roughly $200 more than if you are a nonunion member, and that doesn’t include benefits."
— Politifact Virginia on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
"Grrr!" goes the minimum wage
Says $15-an-hour proposal in Cleveland is "the most aggressive minimum wage increase in the country."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, May 9th, 2016
Great Recession forced belt-tightening
Since 2008, Gwinnett County’s population has grown 15 percent, while the county government staff has increased only 1 percent.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, December 11th, 2015
Johnson doesn't dispute statement
Says Ron Johnson "opposes entirely a federal minimum wage," except perhaps for "guest workers."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, August 27th, 2015
No specific coverage for trans-gender people
Wisconsin's non-discrimination law "doesn't protect members of the trans-gender community."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, May 8th, 2015
Her numbers add up
"Contrary to popular belief, we actually don’t have that many public employees…We are well below average in the number of public employees.’’
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Right on both counts
Wisconsin is below the national average in wage growth and job growth.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 28th, 2014
Among the lowest
"We have the third-lowest minimum wage … of developed countries."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
And 36 others are collecting over $100,000 a year
"We have a retiree that is collecting a $17,000 paycheck a month . . . tax free."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Better lately, but longer view not kind to state
Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Republican votes helped put it over the top
Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Take it to the bank -- if you have one
"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, April 21st, 2014
Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
"Seventy percent of all uninsured live in households in which at least one person is working."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, February 17th, 2014
Along with other stores
"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, November 25th, 2013