Tuesday, January 29, 2019

More Walker legacy: WI school workers' pay drop led the nation

We know that through his Act 10 sneak attack, Walker damaged WI public employment and workers' budgets, especially among educators and school staffers

He was out to bury these professionals and professions - - yet campaigned calling himself "the education governor," among other faked identities.

Now The Washington Post has some numbers about the depth and breadth of what Walker stripped from teachers and school support staffs - - all to weaken public employee unions, undermine collective bargaining and fuel some blue-collar resentment at the ballot box for partisan, GOP advantage
By 2017, [educators'] earnings topped the average in just one state, Rhode Island. Over that time, public-school teacher and staff earnings fell relative to the average worker in all 42 of those states. 
The biggest relative drop came in Wisconsin. 
In the early nineties, Wisconsin public-school teachers and staff earned about 1.2 times average workers' pay. 
In recent years, that number has fallen to about nine tenths of the statewide average. The smallest drops came in Alabama, West Virginia and Mississippi. In those states, teacher pay was already below average.

1 comment:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

So under Walker, we were "catching up" to Alabama, Mississippi and West Virginia? Sounds like the ALEC-GOP plan.