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Wisconsin Jobs Now Applauds Eau Claire Living Wage Victory

Wisconsin Jobs Now executive director Martha De La Rosa applauded the efforts of living wage advocates in Eau Claire, who succeeded in passing a countywide living wage ordinance on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

“By establishing a living wage requirement for anyone who wants to do business with county government, Eau Claire County Supervisors have shown that they value both the people who benefit from county services and the workers who provide those services.

“Like Eau Claire County, communities across America are taking the lead in raising wages, and the Eau Claire County Board has set an example it can be proud of, and which other Wisconsin municipalities should follow.

“Working families across Wisconsin are struggling to make ends meet, and many businesses are facing a hiring crisis because wages are so low. The best thing local governments can do to boost their economies is to raise wages, because when underpaid works get a raise they spend most of that money in the local economy.

“The grassroots network of local folks who organized for many months to pass Eau Claire’s living wage ordinance should be proud of their efforts to create economic security for their neighbors. They have proven that progressive change is possible even in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin.

“Wisconsin Jobs Now played a significant role in the Eau Claire living wage campaign and we will continue to support the efforts of local advocates around the state who are organizing for progress and economic security in their communities,” concluded De La Rosa.

Eau Claire County’s proposed living wage ordinance is closely aligned with the existing pay scale of county employees, and would go into effect on January 1, 2017. The proposal calls for a living wage of $11.93 an hour in 2017, or 100% of the federal poverty level, and would climb to $14.94 in 2021, or 115% of the federal poverty level. The proposal calls for the living wage to remain at 115% of the federal poverty level after 2021.

The most ridiculous thing we’ve ever heard: Walker says $7.25 is a living wage.

raise it smIt happened. On October 6, Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development responded to the 100 minimum wage complaints we delivered on September 24th. Despite affidavits from workers across Wisconsin illustrating that it is impossible to live on one job that pays Wisconsin’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage, the DWD “found no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants are not a living wage.”

It is outrageous for the Walker administration to claim that there is no reasonable cause to believe that $7.25 (the minimum wage) is not a living wage. To issue this determination without even so much as a follow-up phone call to question or clarify any of the over 100 Wisconsin workers who filed complaints is not only appalling, it is irresponsible.

Governor Walker might be the only person in the entire country who actually thinks that anyone in today’s economy can survive solely on $7.25 an hour. His political stance against raising minimum wage is one thing. But for the governor to brazenly say to the working families of Wisconsin that $7.25 an hour is definitely enough to sustain themselves is not only misguided, it is incredibly ignorant and willfully obtuse.

The law in Wisconsin is very clear: ‘every wage paid by any employer to any employee shall not be less than a living wage.’ Anyone who works a full and honest day’s work should make enough money to pay for the basics. The fact that Governor Walker thinks that $290 a week is what it costs to cover the basics of life in Wisconsin is beyond comprehension. This decision makes it unequivocally clear that Scott Walker is more than out of touch: he is brutally neglectful of a huge percentage of his constituents.

We’re not finished- we’ll keep going until every working family in Wisconsin is out of poverty. Join us today.


Response to DWD’s minimum wage determination

Contact: Lisa Lucas, – (414) 510-6503

The following is WJN’s response to the Department of Workforce Development’s declaration that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the minimum wages paid to any employee are not living wages:

“It is outrageous for the Walker administration to claim that there is no reasonable cause to believe that $7.25 (the minimum wage) is not a living wage. To issue this determination without even so much as a follow-up phone call to question or clarify any of the over 100 Wisconsin workers who filed complaints is not only appalling, it is irresponsible.

“Governor Walker might be the only person in the entire country who actually thinks that anyone in today’s economy can survive solely on $7.25 an hour. His political stance against raising minimum wage is one thing. But for the governor to brazenly say to the working families of Wisconsin that $7.25 an hour is definitely enough to sustain themselves is not only misguided, it is incredibly ignorant and willfully obtuse.

“The law in Wisconsin is very clear: ‘every wage paid by any employer to any employee shall not be less than a living wage.’ Anyone who works a full and honest day’s work should make enough money to pay for the basics. The fact that Governor Walker thinks that $290 a week is what it costs to cover the basics of life in Wisconsin is beyond comprehension. This decision makes it unequivocally clear that Scott Walker is more than out of touch: he is brutally neglectful of a huge percentage of his constituents.”

You did it!

living wage supporters.

The Milwaukee County Board voted today to override the County Executive’s veto and make the Living Wage Ordinance into law!

It’s been a long road to this victory, especially with Wisconsin’s political landscape being the way it is. There haven’t been many victories for the working class. But today, in Milwaukee County, there was. Thousands of hard-working people are getting a well-deserved and needed raise that will help lift their families out of poverty and help boost our local economy at the same time. It was a long-fought and hard-won victory, but we did it. THANK YOU to those of you who called your elected officials, came to actions with us, and joined together in this movement. You should be proud and energized to keep pushing our momentum toward a Wisconsin that is a strong and healthy place to raise a family, no matter what part of the state you’re in.  When we all do better, we all do better.

Congratulations, Milwaukee!

MKE living wage: help us finish strong!

living wage nowAfter a long fight that went all the way to the state capitol and back, the Milwaukee living wage ordinance is almost reality. This Thursday, Milwaukee County Supervisors will cast the vote to override Chris Abele’s expected veto of the Living Wage Ordinance. They will decide whether or not to lift over 8,000 families out of poverty while increasing local spending. It’s the right thing to do, and we want you to be there to witness history with us.

Tell Your Supervisor to Vote to Override, and then join us at 8:30am this Thursday, March 20 at the courthouse to watch the vote.

Our Chance to Stop the Anti-Living Wage Bill

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Some Wisconsin state senators are meeting today to decide whether or not to vote on anti-living wage bill SB626. If they decide to vote, it almost certainly means that the bill will pass and every Wisconsin community will have their local authority hijacked by the state and thousands of hardworking Wisconsinites will lose the opportunity to make a living wage.

We know that there are still senators who aren’t sure how they feel about the bill. Your senator might be one of them.

It’s urgent that you call immediately and tell them to stop this bill. Please take the next two minutes to call your senator. You can find their contact information here. Here’s an example of what you can say:

My name is <YOUR NAME> and I’m a constituent of Senator <YOUR SENATOR>. I’m calling to ask the senator to stop the advancement of SB626, the anti-living wage bill. I’m tired of the state taking away local control from <YOUR CITY OR COUNTY> and I would like Senator <YOUR SENATOR> to put a stop to it.

After you call, you can contact the senator on Facebook or on Twitter and ask them again to kill the bill.

Your call today could truly be the difference between stopping this bill or turning it into law. Thank you for making it! If you can, let us know how it goes. 

Kapenga Doesn’t Know How Much Minimum Wage Is

At the public hearing for SB626 yesterday, bill author Representative Chris Kapenga was asked how much the federal minimum wage was. And guess what? He had no idea. 


Anti-Local Control Bill Goes to Senate Committee


In Wisconsin, we value the ability of our city, town and county elected officials to determine what’s in the best interests of our communities. Unfortunately, Wisconsin Republicans have lost that value. In this legislative session, local control has been diminished over and over again. They’ll keep going- unless we let them know that enough is enough.

Senator Glenn Grothman’s anti-local control bill, SB 626, goes to committee Monday, March 3. The bill would take away local control and make local living wage laws (like the one we just passed in Milwaukee County) illegal. It’s just the latest extreme attack on local control, seeking to overturn decisions of local elected officials.

It is absolutely urgent that every single one of us call our state senator AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

To find out your senator and their office number, click here. Here are some tips for when you call:

  • Be polite and respectful, especially when you ask your Senator to oppose SB 626.
  • Let them know you’re a constituent and provide your name, phone number, and address. 
  • Give them a few reasons why you want them to oppose SB 626 (e.g. “I value local control and this bill takes that away,” or “We’ve had it with all these attacks on local control in Wisconsin”) 

When an issue like local control directly affects you, it’s crucial that your state legislators hear from you directly.

Contact your legislator RIGHT NOW and tell them to vote NO on SB626.

This bill sets a horrible precedent for Wisconsin. By stripping citizens of our ability to make our own local rules in our own backyards, State legislators are trampling on the tenets of local control that they claim to uphold. 

Don’t let them get away with it. 

Anti-Living Wage Bill Steamrolls Through Committee

Assembly Republicans set record time fast-tracking anti-living wage bill

Today, the Assembly Committee on Labor moved forward on AB 750. The bill would ensure ongoing poverty by making it illegal for municipalities to set living wage standards. The measure passed on a party-line vote. This is misguided and unfortunate, but not shocking. With barely 48 hours between the bill’s introduction and adoption in committee, Assembly Republicans continue to strong-arm widely-unpopular legislation through the Capitol, only breaking to allow the bare minimum in legally-mandated public input.

Yesterday’s hearing on AB 750 was demonstrative. Although they had less than 24 hours to mobilize, over 50 citizens from across the state registered their opposition to the measure and spoke passionately against AB 750’s assault on local control. Officials from Madison and Dane County, who have had living wage ordinances for over 15 years, testified to their efficacy in relieving poverty while noting that Madison has the lowest unemployment rate in the state. As the hearing continued, however, it became clear that the bill was more about punishing the Milwaukee County Board for passing a living wage than for addressing bills already on the books.

Rep. Kapenga, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, their friends at the American Legislative Exchange Council and the corporations they all represent have a vested interest in keeping Milwaukee workers in poverty. Though they will deny this charge and deflect by calling for a raise in the state or federal minimum wage, they know it remains politically improbable. Workers, using the tools at their disposal, have taken to the streets in protest, gathered thousands of petitions, and made use of the democratic process to fight back against the inaction of state leadership in addressing income inequality. The response, in the form of AB 750, is nothing short of a slap in the face to average Wisconsinites looking to take care of their families.

We urge legislators statewide to stand against AB 750, it’s fast-tracking, and it’s manipulation of the democratic process. We urge them to stand with families fighting for a better life and a say in writing the rules in their own backyard. Stand up for local control.

AB 750 Threatens All State Living Wage Laws

County Executive Abele and Republicans’ anti-democratic preemption bill straight out of the ALEC playbook

After being introduced Monday night, getting a bill number assigned Tuesday morning, and with a hearing set for tomorrow, AB 750 is an underhanded attack the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Act 10 – the difference being that Democratic Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is it’s main backer.

AB 750, ripped straight out of the ALEC model-legislation playbook, will decimate what remains of Wisconsin’s local control. The bill was introduced by Representative Kapenga and cosponsored by Senator Grothman but lacks the number of co-sponsors warranted by anything other than a sneak-attack. The anti-living wage initiative makes it impossible for local municipalities to enact living wage ordinances in a manner similar to the one used by Scott Walker to nullify Milwaukee’s paid sick day law. This would invalidate the City of Madison’s successful living wage law as well as the living wage law in Milwaukee County that just passed with a veto-proof majority.

County Executive Chris Abele lobbied 38 hours for this measure in December. That a Democratic official would work to reduce his own municipality’s power and his own citizens’ pay is preposterous, but that he would join with tea-party Republicans and ALEC in an unholy alliance is shocking. Clearly, Chris Abele is more beholden to his corporate friends and benefactors than the working families he claims to support.

Shame on Executive Abele for working to steal opportunity from hard working Milwaukee County residents fighting to make ends meet. He would rather underhandedly work against the wishes of working families at the state level, while bringing Madison down in the process, than work with his constituents to create a stronger community.

Tell your legislator: Say NO to AB 750, and stand up for local control!

Milwaukee County Board Passes Living Wage!

When we fight, we win!

Living Wage Now Signs

Milwaukee workers won a huge victory on February 6 as the County Board voted 12-6 to pass the living wage ordinance. This bill will raise the wages of approximately 8,000 private employees working for county contractors to 100% of the poverty level for a family of four (roughly $11.33 in 2013). In addition, the bill indexes wages to the rate to inflation so that workers don’t lose purchasing power over time.

Turnout to the event was impressive. Many in attendance represented the coalition of 40 groups that have campaigned for living wage over the course of the last year. The venue was strictly “standing room only.”

Workers, WJN members, and activists alike have knocked on doors, made calls, and reached out to their county supervisors since spring 2013 to get them on board. The battle was tough, but nothing worth doing is easy. This victory demonstrates the truly amazing things that can happen when grassroots and workplace organizing efforts come to fruition.

The living wage ordinance now rests in the hands of County Executive Chris Abele who has voiced opposition to the measure in the past. With that in mind the coalition hand-delivered over 10,000 petition signatures to the executive’s office directly after the bill’s passage to pressure him to do the right thing and sign the measure.

Petition delivery to Chris Abele's Office

The fight for fair wages is far from over, and we all know that we have to keep up the pressure to win. The living wage is good for workers, good for our communities, and it raises Milwaukee up to the level of the 140+ municipalities that have already passed living wage laws.

No one who works hard should have to struggle in poverty. Tell Chris Abele to sign the bill today. In Milwaukee, let’s put people ahead of corporate profits.

Many thanks to Supervisors David Bowen, Gerry Broderick, David Cullen, Marina Dimitrijevic, Jason Haas, Willie Johnson Jr., Theo Lipscomb Sr., Michael Mayo Sr., Khalif Rainey, Peggy Romo West, Russell Stamper II and John Weishan Jr. for standing with workers today.

Final Vote on Living Wage Ordinance

The Milwaukee County Board is set to vote on Supervisor Bowen’s proposed living wage ordinance this Thursday. Over 8,000 employees of private companies that profit from county tax dollars stand to benefit if the board votes yes. The ordinance would raise wages for employees in several sectors, from home healthcare to the airport, where many workers are struggling to make ends meet.

“It’s been a long time coming. Working two full jobs just to get by is no way to live.” said Kevin Walker, a guard working for county-contracted security firm Orion. “No one who works as hard as we do, day in day out, should have to worry about paying their bills because their pay is too low.”

Workers, along with a coalition of 40 organizations, are calling on supervisors to follow the lead set by President Obama who recently raised the pay of private employees working for federal contractors. In addition, the Milwaukee County Democratic Party endorsed the living wage ordinance at their general meeting last Monday stating, “The proposed Milwaukee County living wage ordinance would boost the local economy by putting more money in the hands of working people who will spend it here, instead of public resources subsidizing large, profitable corporations.”

Jennifer Epps-Addison is the executive director of Wisconsin Jobs Now, a member of the coalition fighting for a living wage. “For-profit corporations are making a killing off our tax dollars while their workers are often forced to rely on public assistance,” she said. “The county board has an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow. It’s time to pass the living wage!

RSVP for the hearing

Living Wage Now

Wisconsin Fast Food Striker Asks President Obama About Higher Wages

MILWAUKEE – Today, during the White House’s “Virtual Road Trip” on Google Hangouts, President Obama answered questions from average Americans in real time. Darnell Summers, a Milwaukee fast-food worker, asked the President about raising wages.

“Mr. President, I’m only making $7.25 an hour and I’ve been on strike four times in association with Wisconsin Jobs Now to get an increase in wages and a union,” said Darnell. “What can you do to help people like me who are struggling to survive?”

President Obama responded by highlighting the need for Congress to raise the minimum wage and stressed the importance of local governments taking action. Additionally, the President noted that employers like Costco, with high starting salaries, have high profits and retention when compared to their competitors.

Darnell is a 57 year old Popeye’s worker who currently earns the federal minimum wage. He is also a member of Raise Up Milwaukee, the organization of fast food workers that held four one-day strikes in 2013 calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. On December 5, fast food strikes also took place in Madison and Wausau as well as over 100 cities nationwide.

During his State of the Union Address, President Obama raised the pay for employees for federal contractors to $10.10 and urged local elected officials to take similar action. On January 30, the Milwaukee County Finance Committee recommended that the County Board adopt a living wage ordinance to raise wages for employees of county contractors to $11.33, or 100 percent of the federal poverty level for a family of four. Rep. Cory Mason’s Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would raise Wisconsin’s minimum wage to $10.10, has attracted dozens of co-sponsors and is awaiting action in the legislature.

“Workers across the country have stood up to say enough is enough. Our elected officials, including the President, are starting to take notice,” said Jennifer Epps-Addison, director of Wisconsin Jobs Now. “We applaud President Obama’s actions and are calling on local leaders like the state legislature and Milwaukee County Board to follow suit and to take action to raise wages.”

Footage from the Google Hangout will be posted to later today and the re-braodcast is running at

Wisconsin Should Follow the President’s Lead

President Obama to use executive order to lift thousands of struggling families out of poverty, Milwaukee County & the State Legislature can do the same

President Barack Obama will announce during this evening’s State of the Union address that he’s raising the minimum wage for workers paid under federal contracts to $10.10 per hour. According to the administration this will cover “workers who are performing services or constructing buildings.” These are people like janitors, cashiers, and other service workers who are employed by private companies and who are indirectly paid with public money.

Workers in the Washington D.C. area employed at the Smithsonian, Union Station, and the Pentagon have joined in one-day strikes like fast food workers in Milwaukee, Madison, and Wausau to demand fair pay. As the movement for higher wages continues to grow nationwide, the President’s action should be the guiding light for politicians looking to reduce poverty and improve living standards locally.

Milwaukee County Supervisors on the Finance, Personnel, and Audit Committee will vote Thursday on whether or not to allow a full board vote on the proposed living wage ordinance. The ordinance works in the same way as the President’s Executive Order by ensuring that over 8,000 workers in Milwaukee who are paid indirectly with county money earn enough to live independently, without having to rely on public assistance.

In addition, state legislators have just been presented with the Fair Minimum Wage Act. The bill will mirror the President’s $10.10 minimum wage and affect nearly 600,000 Wisconsinites.

Polls show that the majority of Americans support higher wages. It’s time that our leaders begin to listen. While $10.10 is far from the living wage of $15 workers are demanding, it is a good first step. We urge the Milwaukee County Board and Wisconsin Legislature to follow the President’s lead and use the tools at their disposal to help workers by raising wages. We can’t wait for Congress to act. No one that works hard for a living should have to struggle to get by.

Raise The Wage

In support of proposed living wage ordinance for Milwaukee Co.

Statement made by Wisconsin Jobs Now’s executive director, Jennifer Epps-Addison.

Living Wage Now

Over the last several months, a coalition of 40 community organizations who support the Milwaukee County Living Wage ordinance, and workers who will be directly affected by it, have gathered petitions from nearly 11,000 people from every supervisor’s district calling on elected official to raise wages. Their demand was heard loud and clear by leaders on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

We applaud Supv. David Bowen for introducing the living wage ordinance and Supv. Khalif Rainey for his co-sponsorship of this important legislation that is a strong statement of our community values about how tax dollars should be spent and the types of jobs public money should create.

It’s time to stop using public dollars to subsidize private corporations making record profits and focus instead on creating a thriving community for everyone. This ordinance paves the way to the economic high road built on good, quality jobs that support working families. The County must no longer participate in a race to the bottom by allowing private corporations to pay poverty wages and forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab for safety net programs their underpaid employees need to survive. The members of our coalition believe in a Milwaukee County where everyone willing to get up and work hard is paid fairly and can live independently without being forced onto public assistance.

RSVP for the Monday, Dec. 16, Finance and Personnel Hearing that will decide the fate of living wage.

New Report: Living Wage Necessary and Beneficial

A new joint report released by the American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange (ALICE) and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) delves into local living wage ordinances around the county and places a particular focus on Milwaukee County.

As we know from a previous report, Milwaukee has long been suffering from a good jobs crisis that strands over one-third of the city’s working residents in poverty. After the great recession of 2008 had done its damage, Milwaukee was left with fewer good-paying jobs than before. Making matters worse was the fact that the jobs created during the “recovery” were predominantly low-wage service sector positions – pushing more previously middle class families into economic uncertainty.

To combat this trend, the report finds that over 140 municipalities and 40% of large cities (by population) have successfully implemented local living wage laws. These laws accomplish a number of goals.

Living wage laws:

  • Raise wages for low-income workers throughout the community
  • Increase local economic activity
  • Raise business productivity and reduce turnover
  • Encourage high-road companies to bid on government contracts, increasing competition

And they do not:

  • Increase taxes
  • Lower employment
  • Increase the cost of government services

In short, living wage laws are sound policy decisions that local governments should make to reduce poverty and increase the overall quality of life. It is the duty of our officials to ensure that any public money spent leads to jobs that allow families to stay off of public assistance and make ends meet.

Milwaukee County Supervisors have an opportunity to bring the county in-line with national practices, reduce poverty, and increase the quality of life countywide. Sign the petition today calling on them to take action.

United Council of UW Students Joins Living Wage Coalition

UC of UW Students Logo

The United Council of UW Students recently passed a resolution that adds them to the coalition of groups fighting for a living wage in Milwaukee and to the braoder Economic Justice Coalition. This brings the number of coalition members to 38 and displays the campaign’s broad base of support throughout Milwaukee County and Wisconsin.

Add your name to the petition today. See the text of their resolution below.

Economic Justice & Living Wage Support
Authored by Dakota Hall

WHEREAS, United Council supports programs that will allow students to afford higher education

WHEREAS, United Council supports programs that will allow students to afford housing

WHEREAS, United Council is building partnerships across the state to fully represent students

WHEREAS, the Economic Justice Coalition strives to create better jobs in terms of quality, safety, and quantity

WHEREAS, many workers who are struggling in poverty wage jobs are also students trying to pay for their education

WHEREAS, students shall be empowered to demand equity in a workforce they are a part of

WHEREAS, well paying jobs and careers are a need of graduating and current students

WHEREAS, joining the Economic Justice Coalition allows United Council and students to partner with other organization for events and organizational development

WHEREAS, students of the UW are the current and future workforce of Wisconsin and should be met with livable wages, opportunities, and economic security

BE IT RESOLVED, United Council join the Economic Justice Coalition as a Non Partisan organization invest in the future of students

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, United Council signs-on to the Living Wage campaign to ensure that public resources are not used to create poverty wage jobs

Living Wage Coalition Shows Its Strength

On Friday, October 11, dozens of dedicated activists, workers contracted through the county, and community leaders called on the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce to reverse their position on the proposed county living wage ordinance and stand with working families fighting for higher standards. The coalition came to the offices of the MMAC with 10,000 petitions signed by people from all over the county who believe that anytime we invest public money the workers hired with that money should make enough to stay off of public assistance.

A living wage is the right move for Milwaukee just as it has been for the 140+ municipalities that already have them in place. Add your name to the petition today (it’s on the right-hand column of this website).

What Is A Living Wage Law?

Living wage laws raise wages and lift standards to create good jobs in local communities. Across the country, over 125 communities have living wage laws on the books. Milwaukee can join them by passing a living wage law at the County level. On Labor Day, County Supervisor David Bowen stood with some of his colleagues on the Milwaukee County Board and workers who could be affected by a living wage to announce introduction of new living wage legislation to be taken up soon.

Local living wage laws turn practical ideas into policy. When companies benefit from public resources, they need to pay their workers a wage they can live on. Living wage laws are based on two basic notions. First, anyone that works should take home a wage that keeps them out of poverty and from needing to rely on public assistance. Second, companies that benefit from taxpayer dollars have a special responsibility to support decent jobs with family-supporting wages.

Living wage laws stand on three legs to make the policy work: application, standards, and enforcement.


Living wage laws apply to all public dollars that private companies benefit from. This includes contracts, land sales, leases, investments and financial assistance. Any time public, taxpayer dollars are used, good jobs for workers should be the result.


Living wage laws set a basic wage standard for the workers employed by these companies that benefit from public resources. These wage standards get set above the poverty line for a family of three or four because most affected workers support a family and because living wage laws should lift families out of poverty. Additionally, some living wage laws now include health insurance and earned sick time standards.


This protects workers who speak out about violations of the law. It may also include penalties for companies that violate the law.

When these three components are added up, living wage laws create good jobs, lift workers out of poverty, and improve our communities.

Isn’t it time Milwaukee joined the 140+ communities around the country that have already passed successful living wage laws? Join the fight to win a living wage in Milwaukee! Sign the petition today!

New Op-Ed from County Supervisors

Tuesday Supervisors Bowen and Rainey were featured in a Op-Ed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and they had some great things to say about the living wage ordinance.

Check it out over at JSonline.