Gov. Walker says minimum wage laws “don’t serve a purpose”

“I don’t think it serves a purpose” – Gov. Scott Walker on Minimum Wage Laws

Scott Walker doesn’t care about people who work for a living. Today, Gov. Walker further showed his hostility towards laws that protect workers from abuse on the job. When asked about the minimum wage at a panel discussion with members of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Scott Walker said, “I don’t think it serves a purpose.” Watch the video here.

Minimum wage laws guarantee a bare standard of living for workers and help keep workers from going hungry or being homeless. Without minimum wage laws, corporations can pay workers pennies for a hard day’s work.

Now is not the time to take away these important laws. Now is the time to raise the minimum wage so that people who get up and go to work every day can have a decent standard of living. Come on Scott Walker, this is America, why do you want to roll back the clock on workers’ rights?

Scott Walker’s comments today prove just out how out of touch with the real economy he is. He doesn’t care about our state’s workers. Gov. Walker wants corporations to have all the power.

Minimum wage laws, safety regulations, overtime protections – these laws serve a powerful purpose to protect and fairly compensate working people.

On November 4, stand with workers fighting for fair pay, good jobs and a strong middle class. Vote Mary Burke. Scott Walker’s radical views don’t deserve four more years in office.

In Solidarity,
Phil Neuenfeldt, President
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer

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Last edited by Tyler Schuster.   Page last modified on October 14, 2014

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