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"Right to work" - no longer a distraction, will likely advance quickly

February 18, 2015

In a move certain to rekindle the flame of union protests, Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced that the so-called “Right-To-Work” Bill would be put on the fast track in the state legislature.

The bill prohibits employees from having to join or financially support a union as a condition of their employment.  If passed, the law would likely first apply to collective bargaining agreements renewed, modified or extended after the law becomes effective.

Republicans hold control of both the assembly and the senate in Wisconsin.  Consequently, the bill will likely pass if advanced as expected.  Governor Scott Walker has confirmed that he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

A draft of the bill can be found here.



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