Scott Walker signs anti-union bill in Wisconsin


NBC NEWS: Right to Work legislation further limits union presence in Wisconsin.

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NBC NEWS: Right to Work legislation further limits union presence in Wisconsin.

“Adjusted for cost of living, employees in forced unionization states have almost $2,000 less in disposable income. Bottom line, this reform is pro-freedom and pro-work for Wisconsin,” Walker wrote in a recent opinion piece for the conservative website Red State.

This is the second major anti-union legislation that Walker has supported. In 2011, he ushered through highly controversial legislation titled Act 10 that reduced the bargaining power as well as health care and pension benefits of public sector unions. The move led to a recall election, which Walker won. Walker’s union-related actions are receiving praise in Republican circles and is sure to give him additional credentials nationally if he vies for the Republican presidential nomination. Walker’s signing ceremony comes on the heels of a weekend trip to the early presidential nominating state of Iowa where he spoke at an agriculture summit and attended a fundraiser. A couple dozen union members protested two events he attended Saturday in Iowa.

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