Monday, March 09, 2015

Freedom: Wisconsin is the 25th right-to-work state

Welcome to Wisconsin
Workers in America's Dairyland can breathe the fresh air of freedom now.

From the Wisconsin State Journal:
Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed the contentious right-to-work bill at a factory in Brown Deer, making Wisconsin the 25th state with such a law.

The state once had a reputation as a strong supporter of union rights. But Walker first curtailed collective bargaining with Act 10 in 2011 and now adds Wisconsin to the list of Midwestern manufacturing hubs like Michigan and Indiana that has backed right-to-work.

He was joined by top legislative leaders, including Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, whom Walker credited with shepherding the bill through the Legislature in just two weeks.
Big Labor and its supporters--such as virtually every Democratic politician--are on the wrong side of history. Yes, that includes President Obama. Especially so.

South of the Cheese Curtain in Illinois. Republican reform governor Bruce Rauner has proposed right-to-work zones. 

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