Association of Madison Police Supervisors Opposes Budget Repair Bill
Association of Madison Police Supervisors
211 South Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703
February 16, 2011
The Association of Madison Police Supervisors joins other labor organizations in
opposing Governor Walker's proposed budget repair bill. This proposal will do little to
help the State's budget problems, but will have a drastic impact on thousands of hardworking
public servants. The public employees who would be impacted by this proposal
provide vital services to citizens every day and are an essential part of Wisconsin's
economy. Their work is critical to the quality of life in our communities.
While the bill exempts most public safety employees, the impact on fire and law
enforcement supervisors – who are not fully covered by Wisconsin's Municipal
Employee Relations Act – is less clear.
Wisconsin has a long history of collective bargaining with public employees. The current
State budget problem can be addressed under existing law and without reversing
decades of tradition. Pursuing such a drastic change to Wisconsin law with no time for
reasonable debate, discussion or contemplation is a disservice to our citizens.
President, Association of Madison Police Supervisors