Walker bill blocks WI local governments from passing sick leave ordinances

He wants to “create jobs”—for undertakers.


Gov. Walker signs bill blocking communities from passing sick leave ordinances
Governor says the new bill removes another barrier to creating jobs

MADISON (AP) Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits local governments from passing ordinances guaranteeing workers’ paid sick and family leave.

The Republican measure came after a state appeals court upheld a Milwaukee ordinance requiring employers to give workers paid sick leave. Milwaukee voters overwhelmingly approved the ordinance by referendum two years ago but it’s been tied up in the courts ever since.

The bill declares that statewide employee leave provisions trump local ordinances and prohibits cities, villages, towns and counties from adopting their own.

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