Biz Beat: Walker rapped over alleged “sweatshop” visit
MIKE IVEY | The Capital Times | email@example.com Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:20 pm
On Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to speak at the 45th anniversary of a fast-growing Wisconsin company with a long history of helping the disabled.
But Walker’s appearance at Fort Atkinson-based Opportunities Inc. has been overshadowed by a whistleblower’s claims the company runs an “American version of a Chinese sweatshop” where workers make $7.50 an hour with no benefits, no vacation and little hope of a raise.
In a letter to the Daily Jefferson County Union, Robert Heussner, a three-year employee, says he’s disappointed the firm has “embraced the type of work environment that Gov. Walker is bringing to Wisconsin.”