Right To Work Goes To State Senate Today

The Wisconsin state Senate will debate right-to-work legislation on Wednesday. Tuesday night, labor committee chair Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), abruptly called for a vote on the measure before the announced 7:00 cut off time for public comments, citing a “credible threat” that unions would try to disrupt the vote. “That threat, we’ve talked to Capitol police, it’s credible, and we are not going to take a chance on a disruption,” Nass announced to a packed fourth floor hearing room, where dozens of people were still waiting to testify on the controversial, fast tracked legislation. The claim drew an immediate response from Bruce Colburn with the state SEIU. “Why don’t you be honest about it? There is no threat,” Colburn said. Capitol police escorted out the Republicans on the committee, as the hearing room erupted with shouts of “shame on you” and “let us speak.” For more click here

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