By Jeff Simpson
Recently, Politifact checked out a statement that Mary Burke made, well kind of anyway, and called it "false".
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."
Burke said that Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "just one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."
But while Walker reversed an attempt to toughen up Wisconsin law, its protections against gender discrimination in workplace pay date back decades. The governor’s 2012 action left those in place, albeit without tougher penalties for employers.
We rate Burke’s claim False.
The problem is, in doing their research, the JSonline Politifact, should have checked with Karen Herzog of JSonline:
Wisconsin is one of five states that have no equal-pay laws on the books. The other states are Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah.
Two major errors in two weeks, Politifact, you are going to have to do better than that!