July 31, 2014
Statement on Act 10 Court Ruling
– Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released the following statement on today’s ruling by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court on Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Scott Walker:
“Today’s anti-worker ruling was not surprising considering the partisan Wisconsin Supreme Court that, time and time again, has acted more like politicians in robes than as impartial arbiters of the law.
“Their opinion will continue to negatively impact communities across Wisconsin by limiting the freedom of our hard-working neighbors to negotiate with their employers for fair wages and safe working conditions.
“Our workers are the builders of our economy and the backbone of our communities. Rather than hampering their ability to create opportunity, we should be giving them proper workplace safety measures and the basic freedoms needed to achieve the American Dream.
“While today’s ruling mirrors extreme efforts by Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans to undermine our workers’ right to be treated with respect and dignity, Senate Democrats will continue to stand up for the rights and freedoms of Wisconsin workers and build an economy that works for all of us.”