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UPDATE: Assembly passes right-to-work on party line vote WAOW.com, ABC, March 06, 2015 After a marathon session, the Wisconsin Assembly has passed the right-to-work bill. Republicans said the bill was called good for workers. “We’re fighting for the right of every single worker in this state to have their…(Read More)

The Wisconsin legislature has voted for freedom for all workers, passing a Right to Work bill making the Badger state the 25th Right to Work state in the union.  Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill on Monday.  The Associated Press has the story in the Wall Street Journal. Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday…(Read More)

The President and CEO of a local meter manufacturing company states the case for Right to Work.  If the Wisconsin legislature passes the law, the company will bring in new jobs.  Tom Held has the story in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Rich Meeusen, president and CEO of Badger Meter Inc., threatened to move more than…(Read More)

The latest on the Wisconsin Right to Work bill and the surrounding union boss protests.  Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice and Jason Stein have the story on jsonline.com.  In an abrupt vote recalling the chaotic labor protests of 2011, Republicans pushed so-called right-to-work legislation out of a committee Tuesday night after a…(Read More)

WEAC’s Not the Only One

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Apparently other Wisconsin public sector unions are reeling from the curtailment in the scope of monopoly bargaining (Act 10), as reflected in the staggering membership losses experienced by other public sector unions.  Robert Samuels comments in the Washington Post. Walker had vowed that union power would shrink, workers would be judged on their merits, and…(Read More)

WEAC Scrambles for Power

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Passage of Act 10 gave Wisconsin teachers the power to refrain from supporting or joining a teachers’ labor union in order to get or keep a job.  With a 50% loss in membership, the Wisconsin Education Association Council is turning its money and power to local races in an effort to recoup some of their…(Read More)

Steven Walters predicts the Wisconsin legislature will seriously consider the Right to Work Bill during this session. The list of other major decisions that Republican legislators will be making—and many of them in the next few months—is stunning: — Right-to-work law: If former Rep. Duey Stroebel wins Tuesday’s three-way GOP…(Read More)

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of…(Read More)

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