Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Prevailing Wage, Project Labor Agreements
"Between the GOP leadership in the legislature and the governor, this week has delivered a double whammy for Wisconsin workers."
MADISON – The following is a statement from Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca on the GOP’s actions against workers in Wisconsin:
“Between the GOP leadership in the legislature and the governor, this week has delivered a double whammy for Wisconsin workers. First, the governor snuck in a repeal of prevailing wage into his proposed budget. Then today, on a party-line vote, the Assembly Committee on Labor voted to restrict local governments’ ability to require public labor agreements, which the governor also put in his budget.
“Both of these moves will drive down wages for many workers in Wisconsin. This is exactly the wrong direction for our state. 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. Republicans seem to prioritize limiting local control and paying Wisconsin workers less.”
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."
"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.”
“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”