Right to Work on the Move in Wisconsin

MacIver News Service | February 20, 2015

[Madison, Wisc…] Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) and Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) will take point next week when the Wisconsin Assembly takes up right to work legislation in an extraordinary session, according to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

The Assembly and Senate are expected to announce sometime Friday afternoon plans for an extraordinary session the week of February 22nd to take up Right to Work legislation.

“Wisconsin should be a right-to-work state. The public widely supports worker freedom and the potential positive impact to the state’s economy can no longer be ignore,” Vos said in a press release Friday Morning.

Earlier in February the MacIver Institute was at a forum in Milwaukee, where two key voices in the debate squared off.

Kurt Bauer, President of WMC, claims that states with Right to Work laws have superior economies in almost every area measurable. Steve Lyons, spokesman for WCC, countered saying that workers are hurt financially under these laws.

Wisconsin is currently a Forced Unionized state that is considering Right to Work laws. If passed, these laws would give the individual the choice of whether or not he would like to be a part of a union and pay dues.