Act 10 is the measure passed in 2011 by then-Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans that curtailed collective bargaining for most public employees, among other matters.
In other words, it is a monumental set of changes that had been in place for nearly eight years when Evers was sworn in. The very wording of the promise – "repeal or soften" – suggests a recognition that it would be an ongoing effort.
In the governor's most recent budget, for 2021-23, Evers proposed restoring collective bargaining rights for state and local government frontline workers and their bargaining units to provide them the ability to negotiate over wages, hours, and conditions of employment.
The budget also would have repealed and modified several other provisions put in place by Act 10, including the annual recertification requirement for state and local government bargaining units and the requirement that a majority of bargaining unit members (instead of majority of the vote) is needed to certify representatives, among other changes.
"All of these provisions were struck from the final budget by Republicans in the Legislature," Evers' spokesperson Britt Cudaback said.
We could easily set this at Promise Broken, since we rate results, not effort or intent. And nothing has changed in regard to Act 10. That said, the promise was framed as more of a long-term thing, one that might be marked by incremental progress.
And with Evers seeking a second term, this debate could continue.
So we rate this promise Stalled.