Wisconsin Republicans Stand with Trump
After Republicans passed the controversial Right-to-Work law, Wisconsin saw the highest number of mass layoffs since Gov. Walker took office.
MADISON – Wisconsin Republicans have once again found themselves in the familiar position of embracing legislation touted by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. After their Right-to-Work law was ruled unconstitutional on Friday, Legislative Republicans were quick to defend the controversial provision backed largely by wealthy special interests. Billionaires like Donald Trump have supported the policy because it helps drive down wages, weaken local business contracts and make it easier for out-of-state corporations to undercut Wisconsin workers.
“Few people want to see Wisconsin’s unconstitutional Right-to-Work law reinstated more than Donald Trump,” said Matt Ullsvik, SSDC Executive Director. “Right-to-Work policies that drive down worker wages and weaken local business contracts have helped make him the billionaire he is today. It’s not surprising that Wisconsin Republicans are siding with Donald Trump and his billionaire friends given the GOP’s track record of selling out working families and local small businesses over the last five years.”
After Republicans passed the controversial Right-to-Work law, Wisconsin saw the highest number of mass layoffs since Gov. Walker took office. As wages have stagnated, workers and businesses affected by the changes have looked to relocate to neighboring states with more favorable economic opportunities.
“With 16 consecutive quarters of below-average job creation under their belt, it should come as no surprise that Wisconsin Republicans would continue supporting Donald Trump backed Right-to-Work policies,” added Ullsvik. “Voters have had enough of these misguided Republican policies that favor the ultra-rich over hardworking citizens. In November, families eager to change the status quo will have a clear choice between the Republican race to the bottom and pro-growth Democratic policies that will move our state forward.”