3-08-2015: "Gov. Walker to sign Right-to-Work bill at Badger Meter in Brown Deer BROWN DEER" (AP) Governor Scott Walker plans to sign the right-to-work bill on Monday, March 9th at a Milwaukee-area company whose leader spoke out in favor of the measure this week.
...... The Assembly passed it Friday morning on a party line vote with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats against.
What we`re gonna be seeing is a WEAKENING of the power of labor over the next couple years and along with that the WEAKENING of the power of the Democratic Party.
It`s almost like what we`re seeing (Monday) is the moment Wisconsin becomes a Republican state, UW-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee said.. Source
If there is a place I expect to see expertise in Kindergarten math it is in the sociology department.
Hey CW, we are usually both on the same page. However I have to disagree re RTW. In Florida employees have used it as a tool to depress wages and to prevent employees from having any representation regarding their employment. As an employee and not an owner or manager in this state for 30 years, I have experienced first hand the boot on the neck repeatedly. The only recourse in an employer/employee dispute is usually some sort of state agency. Or else the EEOC. The former is (at least in Florida) nothing but a rubber stamp for businesses who pay the taxes. And the latter is nothing but a country club for minorities. If you are a white male forget the EEOC. You don’t qualify as a protected class. I cannot tell you how many times I had wished I had had union representation when going up against a mammoth corporate entity to try to save my job. After working for one of these corporate behemoths for dozens of years only to be almost literally kicked out at the last minute so it didn’t have to grant me my pension benefits.
My understanding is NM Democrats have shoved RTW legislation into 3 committees. The legislative session ends in a couple weeks. Thus, Dems have effectively killed RTW for another year...
“”I basically found that the best statistical studies suggest right-to-work will do nothing for economic growth,” she told National Journal, adding that passing the law likely would lower employees’ wages and reduce the likelihood of workers getting pensions or health benefits.”
What RTW does is lower taxes by pulling the teeth of the public sector unions that rape their neighbors for more and more of their hard earned money through higher taxes.