'Right to Work' Is Wrong for Wisconsin!
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin --

Thousands of workers and their families rallied in Madison on Saturday at noon to oppose "right to work" legislation.

Union members and their supporters from all over Wisconsin and the Midwest filled the steps to the Capitol and spilled onto nearby sidewalks.

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt declared,

“What we are doing here today is the heart and soul of democracy, not terrorism.”

"In school, what they are doing, we would call it bullying -- and we will not stand for it," said Betsy Kippers, president of WEAC.

Bill Carroll, president of Teamsters Local 344, said, “When we ... see the bill for what it is, we see the body of labor suffering the death of a thousand cuts ..."

On February 26, the Senate passed a "right to work" bill and the Assembly is expected to take it up this week.

If passed, the right-to-work bill would ban requirements for private sector workers to join unions or pay union dues.

Over time, the bill will cut wages and benefits for all Wisconsin workers, threaten workplace health and safety, and erode the middle class.

Although the bill is likely to pass the Assembly and be signed by Gov. Walker, speakers pledged to continue the fight.

“We’re gonna be here long after Scott Walker is just a footnote in Wisconsin’s history,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer.

'Right to Work' is Wrong for Wisconsin!

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