Recently elected as Attorney General, Democrat Josh Kaul indicated recently that he anticipates defending Act 10 in court, should a challenge emerge. Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America condemns this statement and any others that signal working people of Wisconsin to lower their expectations after electing supposedly friendly representatives.
Scott Walker's signing of Act 10 in 2011 ushered in a devastating new era in the war against working people in Wisconsin. It crippled the ability of public sector unions to collectively bargain, and together with the signing of "right to work" legislation, it has resulted in the loss of 139,000 union workers, dropping union membership from 14.2% pre-2011 to 8.1% today. The effect has been lower wages, more expensive health insurance, worse working conditions and a shortage of teachers in Wisconsin.More