Ever since Scott Fitzgerald announced his intent to ramrod so called right to work legislation through the state Senate, I’ve seen a lot of social media/blog comments asking where the DPW is in all of this, and while I can’t speak for Mike Tate, Jason Rae, Joe Wineke or anyone else in the DPW Chair candidate field, I can tell you that Jeff Smith is smack dab in the middle of the fray, and I mean smack dab in the middle. How do I know?
Check out the Journal Sentinel Online coverage and photo of yesterdays labor rally at the Capitol building in Madison. There, in the middle of the crowd, large Solidarity sign in hand, mouth wide open and shouting, is Jeff Smith.
Words are one thing. Action is quite another. So when you hear DPW Chair candidates talking in the months ahead about how they ” stand with labor ” keep in mind the one among them who actually did stand with labor.