March 9, 2015 5:00 pm -

This is yet another attack on organized labor.


[su_right_ad]Walker, a likely presidential candidate fresh off a weekend visit to Iowa, signed the right-to-work bill affecting private-sector workers at an invitation-only ceremony at Badger Meter north of Milwaukee. The company’s president was one of the few business owners who publicly supported the measure, which rocketed through the Legislature in less than two weeks…

Just before the signing, Walker said the new law “sends a powerful message across the country and around the world.” He followed that up with a fundraising plea to supporters…

“By signing Right to Work into law, Gov. Walker continues his crusade on the hard-working, middle-class families of Wisconsin,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO in a prepared statement.

A coalition of more than 400 businesses formed to oppose the bill and upward of 3,000 union members and others gathered at the Capitol in a failed attempt to block its passage


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Walker Signs Bill Making Wisconsin Right To Work State

  1. William March 9th, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Just wondering Scott. Did they at least offer you a cigarette afterwards? Did they call you the next day?

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker March 9th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I like the sign: “Freedom to Work”…….more like freedom to work for slave wages with no representation.

  3. Suzanne McFly March 9th, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    “sends a powerful message across the country and around the world.”

    Yeah, and that message is a big middle finger to workers, hope your a proud, “righteous” person, but you will never be the President of the United States.

  4. William March 9th, 2015 at 5:59 pm


    • mea_mark March 9th, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Isn’t the GOP party a union of conservatives? Maybe somebody should point that out to him.

  5. tiredoftea March 9th, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I didn’t realize that another southern state was a good thing.

    • mea_mark March 9th, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Wisconsin is just trying to make Texas and Florida look good.

  6. Red Eye Robot March 9th, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    • arc99 March 9th, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      If these right-to-work politicians actually believed in the concept then they would agree to allow companies to pay union-standard wages and benefits only to those who joined the union and paid their dues.

      Other employees working side-by-side with the union employees would take whatever wage and benefit the company decides to give them even if the compensation is less than that of a union employee doing the exact same job.

      Naturally right wingers don’t have the guts to put their money where their mouths are.

      • jybarz March 10th, 2015 at 7:16 am

        It’s a hocus pocus law: now you see your right to work, now you don’t see a fair pay.

  7. Obewon March 9th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Walker on jobs proves why he’s employed as the Koch Bros fluffer.

    • Robert M. Snyder March 10th, 2015 at 12:52 am

      I think you’re misreading the graph. The blue line is GROSS job gains. The red line is GROSS job losses. The distance between the lines is NET job gains or losses. For almost the entire period shown, there was a net increase in jobs.

      Furthermore, the area between the blue and red lines is proportional to the new number of jobs created. It appears that this area is larger on the right side of the graph, indicating that while the gross number of gains and losses both declines, the NET rate of job gains actually INCREASED.

      • Obewon March 10th, 2015 at 1:02 am

        Notice how Walker’s WI jobs graph shows no sustained uptick and trend breakout until 2014? Meanwhile most of the USA was rebounding with all 50 states decreasing unemployment for the first time in 30 years! <-BLS March 2014

        • Dwendt44 March 10th, 2015 at 11:58 am

          Wisconsin lagged behind much of the country in the recovery. Now that Wisc. is starting to really gain jobs, Walker passes RTW. That will slow things down a bit. Walker promised 250,000 jobs, he WAY behind.

  8. fahvel March 10th, 2015 at 5:51 am

    has there ever been – in modern times – a president with such a nice bald spot?

    • John Tarter March 10th, 2015 at 8:01 am

      What would you rather have, a bald spot or BIG DUMBO EARS?

      • jybarz March 10th, 2015 at 8:20 am

        You mean Jumbo, Dumbo. Tart “the Dumbo”, America preferred this black guy with jumbo ears over the GOP dumbos twice. I see, you preferred the Dumbos, like you, twice. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone you did the Dumb thing twice.

      • jybarz March 10th, 2015 at 8:25 am

        Also, Tart, do you know people think that people with big ears like President Obama’s are good listeners and also intelligent?

        Btw, Fahvel said “nice” bald spot, while you said “BIG DUMB EARS”. You see, he was a little nasty, but you were a lot nastier… but I’m sure the President will take it though as a compliment because he is a nice human being.

      • OldLefty March 10th, 2015 at 8:45 am

        Big Dumbo Ears!

      • fahvel March 10th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

        I’d take a slug over a vulgar mindless tartar – oops, tartars were noble – so just plain tarter.

  9. OldLefty March 10th, 2015 at 7:04 am

    It should be called The Right To Mooch, since non union are required to receive the benefits negotiated by the union with no compensation at all.

    • Dwendt44 March 10th, 2015 at 11:53 am

      If the rabid right actually believed in ‘freedom’, they’d be moving to remove that requirement from federal law.

    • amongoose March 10th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Excrement — I have to agree with ya again.
      What was left out was a provision that stated all those opting out should have to negotiate their own wage and benefits package.
      And one allowing those who wish to opt out of all but negotiations costs to do so.

      • OldLefty March 10th, 2015 at 3:48 pm

        How’s the granddaughter?

        • amongoose March 10th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

          Doing well, hasn’t “tapped” her sister with it yet.
          thanks for asking.
          Spring break now so I have them both until the 16th.
          Plant City Strawberry festival yesterday, beach tomorrow,
          Gampa is good at spoilin ’em.
          Call them Revenge and Retribution.

          • OldLefty March 10th, 2015 at 6:21 pm

            That sounds nice.
            They don’t coordinate it with Easter anymore?
            Don’t forget a plastic bag with tape for the cast….don’t want to get sand in there.

          • amongoose March 10th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

            Will do.
            And saltwater doesn’t do good things for it either.

  10. jybarz March 10th, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Put simply: right to over work and under pay workers.

  11. Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    This will help him in the primary and hurt him in the general.