MADISON, Wis. – With Wisconsin almost certain to become the nation’s 25th Right to Work state within the next week, union attempts to protest the legislation have fallen flat in comparison to Wisconsin’s 2011 Act 10.
With 62% of Wisconsinites supporting Right to Work — a number that increases to 77% when Right to Work is further explained — and 71% supporting the policy nationwide, unions have attempted to play the victim card to stop the legislation from becoming law.
The Wisconsin Senate has passed the bill. The Assembly passed it in the wee hours of today, according to the Chicago Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker has pledged to sign it.
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Unfortunately for union members, with broad public support and the GOP control of Wisconsin government, there is little hope to stop Right to Work legislation.
Of course that hasn’t stopped unions and union protesters from showing their true colors.
The front and back of a union protester’s sign from an anti-Right to Work rally held outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 28, 2015.
Protester compares Right to Work legislation to the actions of Adolf Hitler. Photo taken at the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 24, 2015.
Union protest at a February 23, 2015, anti-Right to Work rally in Milwaukee.
A common theme throughout the Right to Work debate was claims that ALEC and the Koch brothers were to blame for the GOP push to pass Right to Work legislation. The claims completely ignores the overwhelming public support for Right to Work.
Two anti-Right to Work protesters at a February 24, 2015, anti-Right to Work rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol. One wonders what these two think about the 71% of Americans that support Right to Work.
Protester stands outside the Wisconsin State Senate chambers on February 25, 2015.
A union protester shows what he thinks about those that support policies backed by over 60% of Wisconsinites. Photo taken outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 25, 2015.
Shame was not a factor for many at a February 28, 2015, AFL-CIO anti-Right to Work rally held at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Another Hitler reference at the Wisconsin State Capitol, this one from February 28, 2015.
The fact that children were present at a February 28, 2015, protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol didn’t seem to bother this protester.
Authored by Nathan Schacht
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