Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kathleen Falk's Statement On Workers Memorial Day

Hot off the press, so to speak:

Falk Statements on 2012 Workers’ Memorial Day

Falk the Candidate With Real Plan to Restore Workers' Rights

Madison – Kathleen Falk, Democratic candidate for governor and former Dane County Executive, released the following statements in honor of today’s Workers’ Memorial Day to commemorate workers across the country who have suffered injuries or died on the job.
“As the granddaughter of a Milwaukee bus driver, I understand the importance of workers’ rights, which have created the middle class in our country. These rights produced fair workplace conditions, fair treatment regardless of gender or race and ethnicity and a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work over the last half a century. As governor, I will restore the 50 years of workers' rights Gov. Walker took away and my record shows collective bargaining works for taxpayers and for employees.”

In the Democratic primary, Falk has earned the endorsement of organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites including: the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, WEAC, EMILY's List, AFSCME, SEIU, SEIU Healthcare WI, AFT, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund, UFCW, IBEW Locals 158 & 159, Young Progressives of WI, the Sierra Club, the Women's Campaign Fund, the Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin and Voces de la Frontera.
As far as I can tell, this is the only statement thus far from any of the candidates. It's nice to see that at least one of the candidates really does stand up for the working men and women of this state.

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