Oh look. Milwaukee County votes for a living wage and Wisconsin Republicans move quickly to squash it.

There is a hearing on the bill on Wednesday Feb. 12 at 10 am in Room 400 Northeast, Wisconsin Capitol Building.

Just a quick post.

So this was the news as of February 6th:
Milwaukee County Board Passes Living Wage!

And as of February 11th this is the news:
Bill would ban local ‘living wage’ laws, shelve Milwaukee County idea

Once again the Wisconsin legislature, which just happens to be majority white, moves to take away local control from Milwaukee, which just happens to be majority non-white.

Other bullet points:
* Dane County is excluded from this law. At least it reportedly was on the 2nd draft.

* Chris Abele, that Republican in Democrat’s thin clothing and Milwaukee County Executive, was involved in creating this state legislation.
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Update from my inbox:
Press Conference Info from Wisconsin Jobs Now

Workers, Activists, and Legislators Stand United Against AB 750

MADISON – The Assembly Committee on Labor is scheduled to hold a public hearing on AB 750 Wednesday morning. The Committee added the bill to the agenda late in the day as AB 750 had been announced less than 24 hours prior.

AB 750 would invalidate living wage laws currently on the books in the City of Madison and Dane County as well as the recently passed living wage ordinance in Milwaukee County.

Workers, elected officials, and activists will meet for a press conference before moving into the hearing to give testimony on the bill.

WHEN: 9:45 AM Wednesday, February 12

WHERE: Wisconsin State Capitol, 225 NW

WHO: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen, City of Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski, City of Madison Alderman Lisa Subeck, State Representative Christine Sinicki, State Representative Chris Taylor, affected workers, and living wage coalition members.

Visuals include the proceedings, the rally, signs, and workers. Workers, and legislators available for interview.

Press release contact:
Matthew Finnell (608) 772-8735
matthew@wisconsinjobsnow.org

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