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AFSCME Applauds Evers for Prioritizing Wisconsin's Workforce and Public Services PDF Print E-mail
Written by AFSCME Wisconsin, Doug Wilde   
Thursday, 16 February 2023 15:43

road-repair-eversWe are especially pleased to see that the budget proposal includes crucial funding for local governments and shared revenue, says Union.

Madison, WI – AFSCME Wisconsin commends Governor Tony Evers for his strong commitment to investing in Wisconsin's workforce and communities in his 2023-2025 budget proposal.

Governor Evers' proposed budget provides a much-needed general wage adjustment for most state employees of 5 percent on July 1, 2023, and an additional 3 percent on July 1, 2024. It also enhances the pay structure for critical positions such as correctional officers, sergeants, psychiatric care technicians, and youth counselors to address recruitment and retention challenges. AFSCME strongly supports these vital measures, which will help ensure that our public service employees are fairly compensated and that Wisconsin remains competitive as an employer.

union-members-at-capitolWe are especially pleased to see that the budget proposal includes crucial funding for local governments and shared revenue. These initiatives will help address the current flaws in a system that often fails to provide adequate resources for our municipal, county, and school district workers, who provide critical services to Wisconsin residents.

"For the first time in recent memory, many of us are feeling seen and heard," said Paul Spink, President of AFSCME Wisconsin. "Governor Evers' budget proposal demonstrates a true understanding of the challenges faced by our public service employees and provides critical support for those working in hundreds of positions throughout the state."

AFSCME Wisconsin represents public service employees in state and local government, as well as in the private sector, who provide essential services that keep the state functioning. We look forward to working with Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a budget that works for all Wisconsin families.

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