In case you missed it, Gov. Walker recently compared himself to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (?!) and left the door open to expanding Act 10 for police and fire fighters. While Gov. Walker gears up for his spotlight at the National Governors Association, Wisconsin workers are still feeling the lasting impacts of a struggling economy.
Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO had this to say about Gov. Walker’s latest parade of bad ideas.
It’s time for Gov. Walker to stop showboating for the National Governors Association and get real about bringing good times to Wisconsin. Any expansion of Act 10 is an expansion of a reckless policy that divides workers and cripples workers’ rights on the job. The right to collective bargaining is essential and gives workers in both the public and private sector a shot at the middle class. Collective bargaining allows workers to speak up about unsafe work conditions, inadequate or faulty work equipment and the most efficient way to serve our communities.
Gov. Walker is no Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Wisconsin knows it. FDR brought us out of the Great Depression with strong investment in workers and jobs programs that worked. Scott Walker is drowning in a jobs deficit and to compare himself to FDR is laughably delusional.