MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- While Wisconsin's Right-to-Work bill works its way through the capitol, one group says it's not stopping them from unionizing. Home healthcare workers rallied in Milwaukee tonight.
At All People's Church in Milwaukee, a crowd gathered Thursday night, February 26th.
Joining the congregation is Roxann Trigg.
While there is some prayer, this is not a religious gathering.
"It's a struggle. I do have to depend on government food stamps so, I'm just barely making it," said Trigg.
Trigg is a home healthcare worker. She, like others at the church, make less than $10 an hour.
"I'm not asking to be rich. Just want to live a little better than where I am," said Trigg.
This is a rally for better wages.
Healthcare workers have joined a national movement to move the minimum wage to $15 an hour. More money is not the only thing these workers want.
"I still want to be in a union. I feel like the union will help us a lot," Trigg said.
Republican lawmakers in Madison have fast-tracked a Right-to-Work bill. The law is described as a union buster by some, since workers would no longer be required to join and pay dues.
"I think it's clear this group and Milwaukee believes in unions. And I think there is people all over the state that believe in unions, I just don't think Madison is listening," said State Representative, David Bowen.
Bowen joined Thursday's rally. He'll soon have a vote on the law.
Outnumbered by republicans, Right-to-Work appears unstoppable.
"When you look at the research, wages go down. Families don't have enough money to spend in our economy," said Bowen.
Right-to-Work supports say the law gives workers flexibility. Giving workers the ability to say 'yes, I see values I want to support them financially' -- or 'no I don't.'
It will take time to understand how the new law affects Wisconsin workers. Right now, some workers say the bill is not destroying faith to reach their goals.
You may remember these same demands from fast food workers in recent past.
Health care workers have joined the same team -- they plan to hold future rally's.