Yesterday, a cabal of union officials testified before the Wisconsin Assembly Labor Committee regarding their opposition to the legislature’s proposed Right to Work bill.  The bill, which has already passed the state Senate and would likely be signed into law by Governor Scott Walker, would ban a union from requiring nonunion members to pay union dues at union shops.

During the hearing, union officials argued forcefully that the bill would effectively hamstring labor unions.  The bill’s supporters, however, contended that passing the bill would make the state more competitive with other states in the midwest that have passed similar legislation.

The bill will now move to the full Assembly, which is dominated by Republicans.  As mentioned above, the bill has already passed the full Senate.  If (and when) the bill passes the Assembly, it will move to the Governor’s desk for a probable signature.

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