Jessica McBride On What’s Wrong With Right To Work

(Yes that Jessica McBride)…in a blog piece for OnMilwaukee.com, Jessica McBride opines on all of the things that Governor Scott Walker can’t seem to make up his mind about. You can read the whole article if you like…it does have a certain entertainment value…but here are her opinions on the misnamed mission of destiny for […]

Highway Builders Veer Left While GOP Hews Right

An interesting little article popped up in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning. Apparently a fair number of Wisconsin union firms including construction and highway builders aren’t that excited about the misnamed Right to Work bill being wined and dined by the GOP in Madison:

Some 300 construction and contracting businesses Wednesday joined their workers’ […]

Madison GOP Creating A New Breed Of Taker

As the Madison GOP fast tracks their right to freeload law…they are creating a new breed…someone who takes a good paying job with good benefits…but doesn’t want to pay the costs for the work that goes into earning that pay and those benefits…in other words…a TAKER!

Stop The Presses: Wisconsinites Have The Right To Work!

Despite the illusions being cast by Republicans in Madison, Wisconsinites already possess the right to work…they can apply for any job they want…they can accept any job offered to them…they can negotiate any pay/benefit package they are willing to accept…they can accept or not accept any promotions offered…they can quit any time they want…they can […]

A Question for Christian Schneider on “Right to Work”

by Jay Bullock

Hi, Christian. Thanks for stopping by to address my question. I appreciate it. You and I obviously disagree on the “Right to Work” bill–I call it the “Right to Freeload” bill–and I’m really hoping you can help me understand where you’re coming from.

I give you credit. A lot of people promoting […]

Duane Dubey: Right-to-work puts politics above people

From my email inbox comes this editorial by frequent Blogging Blue commenter Duane Dubey.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, recently said he wants the Legislature to take up right-to-work quickly, which continues the Republican effort to destroy unions.

Doesn’t Fitzgerald remember the disaster and cost of Act 10? Does he not recall the letter […]

Right To Work In The Badger State

Anyone reading this blog won’t be surprised to hear that I am vehemently opposed to Right To Work legislation. Nor that I am not particularly happy about the events from the past week or so that have lead to this particular blog.

The first shot across the bows of Wisconsin labor came on Monday December […]

Republican State Rep. Chris Kapenga to submit “right to work” for less legislation

According to a report by Todd Richmond of Bloomberg Businessweek, Republican State Rep. Chris Kapenga is poised to submit “right to work” for less legislation here in Wisconsin during the next legislative session. A Republican lawmaker promised Tuesday to introduce a right-to-work bill, prompting warnings from a Democratic leader that the state could see a […]

Group forms to lobby for “right to work” for less legislation in Wisconsin

This should surprise absolutely no one…. A longtime conservative activist with ties to national groups has started an organization to promote so-called “right to work” legislation.

Wisconsin Right to Work will seek changes in state law to prohibit businesses and unions from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

Gov. Scott […]

Michigan Republicans ram through “Right to Work for less” legislation

The war on labor unions continues in Michigan, where lame-duck Republican legislators sped through a “Right to Work for less” bill that would further weaken that state’s public employee unions, with similar legislation aimed at private unions to follow. The Michigan House approved the first of two right-to-work bills Tuesday that would weaken union power […]

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