Carl Hosterman signed Minimum Wage Petition 2014-01-24 06:41:37 -0600If your going to make it a living wage it should be a minimum of $15.00 an hour and benefits.2,511 signatures
We know that thousands of Wisconsin workers cannot make it on $7.25.We also know that when workers can’t afford the basics, the whole economy slows down and everyone loses.
It’s just economic common-sense: Putting more money into the hands of working people ensures they have more to spend on goods and services, increasing demand in our economy and spurring job growth.
SIGN our petition urging Walker and the state legislature to act on the minimum wage.
Carl Hosterman signed Close WEDC Petition 2013-10-25 06:30:00 -0500Time to get rid of Walker what he is costing this state will come to surface in the future.2,742 signatures
Join Our Campaign to replace Walker’s disgraced jobs agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and create a publicly accountable and transparent state agency to focus on job creation.
Yet another devastating state audit shows that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has failed to document that companies receiving grants, tax credits, and loans are actually creating jobs. The agency continues to allow public money go to companies that outsource jobs. Despite this, there is a pronounced tendency among elected officials to propose piecemeal reform of the failed agency.
What is striking about WEDC is the lack of any comprehensive strategy to address the decline in family supporting jobs. This is no accident, it is fundamental to the whole concept of spinning off the state’s job creation agency so it can hand out corporate subsidies more “efficiently.”
WEDC is not just badly mismanaged, it is a flawed model. The notion that our scarce job creation resources should be doled out to business without real accountability is one of the worst ideas in modern Wisconsin legislative history.