Democratic members of the Assembly this week unveiled a package of 15 bills designed to jump-start Wisconsin’s economy, raise wages for working families and grow good-paying jobs for the people of Wisconsin. Contained in the package of bills referred to as the "Economic Opportunity Agenda" is legislation to raise the minimum wage, support Made in America provisions and encourage the state to buy Wisconsin-made goods.
“The Economic Opportunity Agenda put forth today by Assembly Democrats is on the right track in introducing a package of legislation that is designed to create good jobs for Wisconsin families and lift-up the middle class by boosting local economies around the state,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will provide economic relief for countless low-wage workers as well as increase consumer spending – it’s a win-win for workers and business. By prioritizing working families, not special interests, the Economic Opportunity Agenda provides a path to prosperity for all.”
“The Economic Opportunity Agenda puts forth specific, concrete proposals that will help create jobs, grow business and put people back to work in Wisconsin,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “We make a lot of great products in Wisconsin and we should be prioritizing purchasing Wisconsin-made goods whenever and wherever possible. Made in America and Buy Wisconsin legislation is common-sense: by supporting local businesses we support our neighbors, boost demand for Wisconsin-made and American-made goods and help keep our jobs from going overseas.”