Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council: Statement on Gov. Evers’ signing Executive Order to protect Wisconsin workers

CONTACT: Dan Bukiewicz, President
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danb@milwbuildingtrades.org

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Statement President Dan Bukiewicz released the following statement in response to Gov. Evers’ signing Executive Order #20 to Protect Wisconsin Workers:

“Standing with working families, Governor Tony Evers’ took a huge step to protect Wisconsin from corrupt employers who cut costs by scamming workers and the state of Wisconsin. It’s refreshing to have a governor not only focused on what is best for workers and Wisconsin’s future. I applaud Governor Evers for taking immediate action to protect the middle class,” said Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Statement President Dan Bukiewicz.

“Contracted work is an often-overlooked driver of eroding labor standards, rising income and wealth inequality, persistent structural racism and occupational segregation, and the shifting of power away from workers and toward corporations.

Many industries in which people of color are overrepresented are characterized by the widespread use of independent contractors. These contracted jobs offer no unemployment insurance protections or even a minimum wage,”added Bukiewicz.

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