Walker gave final approval to legislation that bars unions from collecting mandatory representation fees. That legislation, which was hurried through the Wisconsin legislature over the past two weeks, dealt a significant blow to the state’s already beleaguered labor movement. It was a major victory for Walker and Wisconsin workers to effectively have Wisconsin become a right-to-work state.
For his efforts, Walker received these two endorsements or what will effectively be endorsements in his campaign for the presidential nomination.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka offered a six-word statement on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bid for the White House.
"Scott Walker is a national disgrace," Trumka said in the statement.
Walker is the candidate organized labor may hate the most. Remember how public and private unions threw all the resources they had to defeat Walker in the recall election as well as the general election. In spite of that, Walker won and pressed for legislation to weaken unions in Wisconsin.
The second endorsement followed close behind when the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge released a Facebook ad attacking Scott Walker on a litany of policy issues related to his time as Wisconsin governor.
The nearly two-minute video criticizes Walker for signing controversial right-to-work legislation, for budget cuts to Wisconsin’s higher education system and for cutting state funding to Planned Parenthood.
“Scott Walker’s extreme record has failed Wisconsin,” the ad’s narrator says. “What makes him think he can run the country?”
Wisconsin is doing just fine and those who in live in Wisconsin seem to think so as well. Remember, they elected Walker three times in a four year period to serve as Governor. The reason for his winning these elections was great part for the very “extreme record” the Marxists are siting.