Right To Work Bill Passes

The State Assembly passed the Right to Work bill on a 62 to 35 vote this morning after a marathon session. State Representatives Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Joan Ballweg and Michael Schraa, all Republicans, spoke in favor of the bill that would give employees the right to choose whether or not to join a union when they take a job with a place of employment that has an employees’ union. Representative Schraa says it was a long debate, but Democrats but spent very little of it actually talking about the bill. Ballweg and Thiesfeldt spoke during the final half hour of floor debate. The bill has already passed in the State Senate and Governor Walker said earlier this week that he’s looking forward to signing it into law on Monday. Photo courtesy Andrew Beckett of the Wisconsin Radio Network.