Thursday, March 24, 2011

What that charming Scott Walker is up to lately

Koch whore Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quietly killed an apprentice program that has trained young workers in the building trades since 1971. Milwaukee News Buzz has the story:
In an executive order that was quietly released, Gov. Scott Walker recently suspended rules requiring contractors on state construction projects to employ workers under the state’s apprenticeship program...In the apprenticeship program ... contractors provide on-the-job training in a skilled trade to apprentices and also pay them wages as they attend classes at a technical college or other institution. The program is carried out at the local level by the state’s 94 local trade committees, boards staffed by local employer and employee representatives...
Walker campaigned on a platform of creating 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin. So far he's managed to lose 2,200. Nineteen companies have announced plant closings or mass layoffs since he was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2011.

Heckuva job, Scotty.