“America recently witness the 25th statewide example of irresponsibility when Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed anti-family and anti-worker legislation down as “Right to work”. In an ideal world, the American people would have the right to expect their elected leaders to implement policies that make the lives of the hard-working men and women they represent better, fairer, and more just. After all, these amazing men and women in our factories, supermarkets, retail stores, car washes, meat packing plants, and countless other industries all across their nation work hard and sacrifice every day not just for themselves, but also for their families. Regardless of their background, what they believe, where they are from, or whom they love, these millions of workers want what every one of us deserves—a chance for something much more for themselves and their families than a life defined by fear and the bare minimums. Gov. Walker argues that right-to-work legislation is about creating greater wealth and opportunity for the economy by stopping unions. But we know his true motivation. Higher wages, better benefits, equal pay for equal work, and protection from injustice and exploitation are the true rights unions fight for and Gov. Walker wants to take away these rights from men and women, not just in Wisconsin, but all across America. Right-to-work is not about creating wealth. Rather, it is about weakening the one institution—unions– that have done more to help all hard-working families have a better life. By lowering standards and wages, right-to-work legislation will infect our economy like a virus and widen the gap between the rich and poor. It will worsen the daily struggles of all families whether they are union or not. As a proud union of 1.3 million hard-working members, we believe that every man and woman who helps build, feed and move this nation has the right to good pay, decent benefits, retirement security, justice in the workplace and the opportunity to provide a good future for their family.”
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