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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:12 AM

Right-to-Work legislation heads to the Assembly; public hearing set for Monday morning [View all]

Source: WITI

BY KATIE DELONG AND MIKE LOWE

MADISON (WITI) — The Wisconsin Assembly on Monday, March 2nd will take up “Right-to-Work” legislation. This, after the Wisconsin Senate last week voted 17-15 to send Senate Bill 44 to the Assembly. On Monday morning, the Assembly Committee on Labor will begin debating Assembly Bill 61, and the debate will include public testimony. This, as Governor Walker said on FOX News Sunday he expects to sign the legislation by the end of this week.

It is anticipated public testimony could go into Monday night.

Union leaders and others opposed to this legislation have planned to rally in Madison again Monday as the Assembly takes up this bill. A spokesman for the Department of Administration said between 2,500 and 3,000 people gathered at the Capitol for a rally Saturday. There were about 2,000 there for rallies last Tuesday and Wednesday. This, as more than 1,700 testified before the Senate’s Labor Committee, with 70 people speaking against the bill for every one person who spoke in favor of it.

Republicans are determined to pass the bill, framing Right-to-Work as a debate over workplace freedom and union requirements. Opponents say the proposal is designed to weaken union influence and make it easier for corporations to decrease worker’s wages.

FULL story and VIDEO at link.

Poll also at link: Where do you stand on the proposed right-to-work legislation?

Currently: I oppose right-to-work 56.01% (3,804 votes)

I support right-to-work 43.99% (2,988 votes)




Read more: http://fox6now.com/2015/03/01/right-to-work-legislation-heads-to-the-assembly-public-hearing-set-for-monday-morning/

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