Milwaukee: Today Governor Scott Walker signed so-called Right to Work legislation at the headquarters of Badger Meter, a company with a record of outsourcing Wisconsin jobs to Mexico while also benefiting from public development investments. Its CEO recently threatened to outsource 100 more jobs from Wisconsin if he did not get his way on the legislation. Governor Walker’s privatized jobs agency, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), has not closed loopholes which permit public economic development dollar to go to companies engaged in outsourcing.
“It is fitting that Walker would sign a piece of legislation designed to undermine the right of workers to band together and have a voice in their own economic futures at the headquarters of a multinational corporation engaged in outsourcing jobs,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “Walker’s economic policy is based on the blind trust of corporate CEOs who sell out working families. This misguided policy undermines the true source of prosperity, good jobs which give families the economic means to spend money in their communities."
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