January 10, 2018
MADISON, WI – Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) offered the following statement regarding the public hearing on SB 634 that takes away local powers related to employment.
“Wisconsin is begging for workers to come here and stay. We should not let political ideology dictate the discussion for solving Wisconsin’s worker shortage. Eliminating workers’ rights is exactly what got us into this mess, why would we do it again?
“If you want workers to stay, you need to treat them well. Local elected leaders know this. Now some lawmakers want to penalize local elected leaders for treating their workers well. This makes no sense on so many levels.”