Hartford, CT – Tim Herbst wants to run Connecticut like Scott Walker. Taking his cues from Tom Foley, the last unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut, Tim Herbst has been referencing Scott Walker as a frame of reference for how he would like to lead the state.
Scott Walker was disastrous for labor in Wisconsin, passing legislation that dismantled collective bargaining and put a cap on pay raises, causing a sharp decline in teachers’ benefits and in union membership. Walker also blockedMilwaukee legislation that would guarantee paid sick leave. If Tim Herbst wants to run Connecticut like Scott Walker is running Wisconsin, the effects would be devastating for workers.
“Democrats in Connecticut are fighting to make sure that workers get a fair wage and have access to paid sick leave,” said Connecticut Democratic Party Communications Director Christina Polizzi. “Connecticut was the first state in the nation to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 or to make sure that workers are not required to go to work sick for fear of losing their jobs, and Tim Herbst plans to rollback the the progress made for workers. Democrats in Connecticut are taking a stand to address income inequality by advocating fair wages, access to health care, and paid sick leave. Tim Herbst intends to join the ranks of national Republicans who want to take away worker protections to appease their donors at the expense of the middle class.”