John Nichols: The peril of ‘no rights at work’

9 Dec

When he was struggling to win the votes of private-sector workers during the Wisconsin recall fight, Gov. Scott Walker said again and again and again: “I have no interest in pursuing ‘right-to-work’ legislation in this state.”

The trouble was that, no matter how many times he was asked, no matter how many ways he was asked, Walker would never say that he would veto a bill attacking the rights of all workers to organize, maintain unions and collectively bargain. In other words, while the governor was more than ready to create the impression that he had no interest in so-called “right-to-work” (or, to be more precise, “no rights at work”) proposals, he would not commit to block that legislation from becoming the law.

via John Nichols: The peril of ‘no rights at work’.

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