Raise your voice for a budget that supports workers

Governor Evers put forth a comprehensive 2021-23 Budget grounded in Wisconsin values that supports working people through the pandemic, makes key investments in infrastructure and workforce training, and lays the foundation for a more prosperous Wisconsin for all.

Included in Evers’ 2021-23 Budget Bill is the restoration of basic protections that are the right of anyone who works for a living including repealing Wisconsin’s so-called Right to Work law, restoring collective bargaining rights for public employee frontline workers, reinstating prevailing wage laws, and eliminating the prohibition on Project Labor Agreements. The budget also calls for expanding healthcare access, bolstering Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act, building retirement security for workers, and modernizing Wisconsin’s unemployment system. These are pro-worker policies to grow our economy with good jobs and economic opportunity for all.

The budget now heads to the powerful Joint Finance Committee which will hold a series of public hearings for Wisconsinites to share our thoughts on the budget. Attend a JFC hearing below in support of a pro-worker budget. The Joint Finance Committee will then take individual votes on budget proposals, insert its own budget proposals, and send an amended budget bill to the state legislature.

Joint Finance Committee Hearing Schedule

  • Friday, April 9:  Whitewater, UW-Whitewater, Irvin L. Young Auditorium,
    930 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                    
  • Wednesday, April 21:  Rhinelander, The Hodag Dome, 665 Coolidge Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 22:  Menomonie, UW-Stout, Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie, WI 54751. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 28:  Virtual.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Those wishing to testify must register in advance; more details to come.

Now is the time to raise our voices for a pro-worker budget that uses Governor Evers’ Budget Bill as the blueprint for our future. Click here to contact your state legislators or attend one of the upcoming JFC hearings.

The JFC has also established a website and email address to communicate with the JFC members: visit www.legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments  or email  [email protected].

Gov. Evers' “Badger Bounceback Live Sessions” will be held over Zoom and are geared to allow Wisconsinites to discuss, provide feedback, and share how the Governor’s Budget affects us, our families, our unions and our communities.

Governor Evers’ Badger Bounceback Budget Live Sessions

What’s Best for Our Kids: Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
Register to attend here.

Justice Reform & Marijuana Legalization: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
Register to attend here.

Climate Change & Our Environment: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
Register to attend here.  

As union members, we are ready to raise our voices for the best budget possible in order rebuild our economy in a fair and equitable way that is centered on advancing the rights and well-being of all working families in Wisconsin.