During the hard work that brothers & sisters in Wisconsin performed in assisting with the successful campaign to get rid of Scott Walker and get Tony Evers elected the question was asked, “what if we win the governor’s mansion but the GOP retains the lower chambers? What good have we done?” And, as everyone knows, Evers won but the GOP retained control of the lower chambers.
There were and are several great answers to the aforementioned question, including – but not limited to, a return to asking for state employee input on the programs they administer to service the needs of the people of Wisconsin. And a return to asking employees how to best and most safely administer these programs to our state’s citizens. Furthermore, a return to a governor that will ask for input from all sides of the political spectrum, not just from the gilded few.
Below is the first of what we believe will be many examples of this coming true. Note that AFSCME Council 32 statewide President Paul Spink has been placed on the “What’s Best for Kids” committee by Governor-elect Evers. In addition to being president of the largest union representing state employees Paul is a veteran employee of Wisconsin’s Department of Children & Families and has worked for years at Wisconsin’s Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS).