Durbin Stands With Wisconsin Workers

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement today, standing with Wisconsin’s workers as they fight budget cuts and an effort to strip them of their collective bargaining rights by Governor Scott Walker:


“When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker decided to refuse federal high speed rail money, I said I would welcome it with open arms in Illinois. Tonight, I say the same to the members of the Wisconsin State Senate who are fighting for workers’ rights.”


“Workers across the country should have the right to stand together for fair compensation and a safe workplace. Wisconsin’s teachers and state workers should not be badgered by a Governor who refuses to sit down and work out a fair compromise.”


“This time around, this Chicago Bears fan is rooting for Wisconsin and its workers.”