Minimum Wage Category Archive

  • Labor Secretary: Wisconsin Needs to Raise Its Minimum Wage

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has criticized efforts to raise the minimum wage, saying he wants jobs that pay above the minimum wage. “I’m not going to repeal it,” Walker told the Milwaukee...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/19/2017
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Labor Issues

    Gov. Scott Walker vaulted to national prominence over his attacks on the rights of 175,000 Wisconsin workers shortly after taking office in 2011.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Wisconsin Fast Food Workers Rally for Higher Wages, Better Workplace Conditions

    Gov. Scott Walker’s opposition to a higher minimum wage and actions like stripping workers of their rights have left the state lagging the Midwest on jobs and wage growth.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/04/2014
  • Profiles in Losing Touch: Gov. Walker Terms Efforts to Give Hardworking State Families a Raise a ‘Stunt’

    Yesterday, in an appearance before a political special interest group to promote a new trickle down economic tax scheme, he termed proposals to increase the state minimum wage a “political stunt.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/24/2014
  • Walker Called Minimum Wage Hike a “Political Stunt”

    Gov. Scott Walker lashed out Thursday against Democratic proposals to raise the minimum wage, calling them a “political grandstanding stunt” that will kill jobs. Walker was addressing a friendly crowd at a...

    Associated Press, 01/23/2014
  • Walker Opposes a Common Sense Raise in the Minimum Wage

    “Gov. Scott Walker opposes increasing the federal minimum wage, fearing it would prompt employers to do less hiring. In making his case, Walker paints a picture of low-wage workers as people working...

    Politifact, 01/13/2014
  • Walker’s Opposition to Minimum Wage Increase Hurts Women, Who Are More Likely Than Men to Work for $7.25 Per Hour Or less

    “Women, residents of the south, never-married workers, part-timers and service employees are more likely than their counterparts to work for $7.25 or less. Restaurant and other food service workers make up the...

    Politifact, 01/13/2014