Well, it appears to be nearly a done deal.
A mere four years after up to 100,000 union protestors laid seige to Wisconsin’s state capitol, the state whose motto is “forward” is about to become the nation’s 25th state to outlaw the firing of workers who refuse to pay dues or fees to unions.
— MacIver Institute (@MacIverWisc) March 6, 2015
This move comes at a time when Governor Scott Walker is considering a run for the White House in 2016 and as his state can boast of better-than-the-national-average unemployment rates.
Wisconsin’s 5% unemployment rate is lowest since August, 2008.
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) March 5, 2015
Last weekend, Bretta Schmidt, a nurse at Meriter Hospital in Madison who turned out to protest, stated: “We feel defeated. We know this is going to pass.”
It appears Ms. Schmidt is correct.
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