Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Labor Committee Public Hearing
“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”
MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement on the new bill that restricts local governments’ ability to require public labor agreements:
“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers. When our middle class is suffering, when wages are depressed and our economy is lagging behind our neighbors, it is unfortunate that one of the GOP’s first priorities is trying to pass legislation that nearly certainly will assure workers make less.
“With one of the most diminished middle classes in the entire country, Democrats believe we should prioritize investing in worker training to close the skills gap and raise the minimum wage. Not only does this bill diminish wages, it also once again limits local control. We need real solutions to help people have family-supporting jobs.”
Press Releases by Peter Barca
"From Right-to-Work to repealing prevailing wage, the PLA bill is just another in a long line of GOP policies that adversely affect Wisconsin workers..."
"Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy."
"We should not be spending another cent defending unconstitutional legislative maps."
"Between the GOP leadership in the legislature and the governor, this week has delivered a double whammy for Wisconsin workers."
"It’s ironic that the Republicans are seemingly using the same lack of transparency that led to our state having one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in history"
“The GOP has let the taxpayers of Wisconsin down.”