Governor Walker, Republicans rush to pass “Right to Work” to distract from disastrous budget, economic mismanagement
In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement.
MADISON – Today Republican leaders announced plans for an extraordinary session of the legislature next week to pass so-called “Right to Work” legislation.
In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement:
“Governor Walker has called so-called ‘Right to Work’ legislation a distraction and apparently that’s exactly what he wants. By rushing to pass Right to Work in less than a week, clearly the governor and Republican legislators want to distract from how destructive their budget is for Wisconsin’s workers, students and middle-class families.
“There is broad agreement among workers, businesses and everyday citizens that Right to Work is wrong for Wisconsin. Yet the governor and Republican lawmakers have proven they will do anything to change the subject from their mismanagement of Wisconsin’s economy, including driving down wages for our workers and further dividing our state.”
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