Labor group suing Governor Walker to force the state to raise the minimum wage

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MADISON (AP) — A labor group is suing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to force the state to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour.

The lawsuit comes after the state labor department rejected complaints from about 100 workers who say the minimum wage is too low. Wisconsin law says the minimum wage “shall not be less than a living wage.”

The lawsuit filed by Raise WI on the workers’ behalf says the Department of Workforce Development didn’t adequately consider the workers’ complaints.

Walker says filing the lawsuit a week before the election is a political stunt. He says if the group was serious, it could have sued months or years ago.

Walker’s opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Democrat Mary Burke, supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

3 comments

  • JC

    Democrats = low life do anything to win an election party. If Burke does get in she would go down as thee worst governor of all times. With all the lying making stuff up and toting the Washington line we will be in deep.

  • Q

    I can understand if people want to replace this dude. He pissed off a lot of people by making hard line decisions. But is Burke really the best that dems could come up with. Voting for someone just because you hate the other is sometimes not the answer. We should be voting for the person, not the party.

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