While Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on public employees unions has been bad for public employees, there’s one key group that Walker’s attack on public employees unions has been really good for: inmates.
While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) law dismantling collective bargaining rights has harmed teachers, nurses, and other civil servants, it’s helping a different group in Wisconsinites — inmates. Prisoners are now taking up jobs that used to be held by unionized workers in some parts of the state.
Racine County has already begun letting inmates onto the streets of Racine County to do landscaping, painting, and another basic maintenance around the county that was previously done by county workers.
Republican Governor Scott Walker: standing up for the working rights of inmates across Wisconsin!