State Rep. Peter Barca
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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."

By - Feb 9th, 2017 03:18 pm

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.”

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Rep. Peter Barca Statement on the Department of Transportation Audit

“The GOP has let the taxpayers of Wisconsin down.”

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Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Labor Committee Public Hearing

“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”

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Rep. Peter Barca Response to the State of the State

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Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session

“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response.”

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Rep. Barca Announces Democratic Committee Assignments for Upcoming Legislative Session

“I am excited about the wealth of experience, dedication and talent our Democratic members will bring to their respective committees”

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Assembly Democrats once again renew their call for a summit to grow Wisconsin jobs

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Rep. Barca Statement on Redistricting Decision

“Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around.”

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Rep. Barca Statement on Democratic Leader Reelection

“I am honored and humbled by my reelection.”

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Statement from Rep. Barca on Election Results

"There will be many pundits analyzing these results for weeks, but what is crystal clear is that voters are dissatisfied with the status quo."

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Rep. Barca Secures a Small Victory for Veterans

“It was shocking that the Walker Administration has not been participating in meetings with our hardworking County Veterans Services Officers all along, however I am glad they have committed to attend future meetings”

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“This ruling is a victory for workers’ rights and middle class families.”

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