Do Wisconsin Republicans really want to 'repeal the weekend'?

"But Rep. Daniel Riemer, D-Milwaukee, thinks characterizing the bill as friendly to workers is "unfair and dishonest."

Riemer, who sits on the Assembly Committee on Workforce Development, is concerned the law could drive down wages and ultimately force employees to work more for less.

Wisconsin is one of relatively few states with "day of rest" laws on the books. But Democrats say changing that requirement would be a step backward.

"There’s something culturally, even spiritually important about having a day of rest," Riemer said, adding that regardless of one's religion, the concept is one that's deeply embedded in Western culture."



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