You stay classy, Keith Ellison.

(The Hill) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has adopted the posture of a dictator by refusing to negotiate on a labor reform, a leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Wednesday.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the co-chairman of the CPC, said Walker was “is basically taking up the posture of a dictator” in his standoff with state Senate Democrats over legislation limiting most collective bargaining for public employees.

Ellison and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the other CPC co-chairman, framed the battle in Wisconsin as one that could predict the outcome of similar labor battles in other Midwestern states.

“If we win this battle for middle-class workers in Wisconsin, we will win everywhere else in this country,” Grijalva said in a call organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC).