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Wisconsin Antiunion Bill Is a Shameful Attack on Workers’ Basic Rights
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Wisconsin Antiunion Bill Is a Shameful Attack on Workers’ Basic Rights

David Madland and Nick Bunker argue in Christian Science Monitor that Governor Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are using budget shortfalls as a pretext for attacking collective-bargaining rights and the union movement.

The capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, is the scene of a standoff both deeply scary and profoundly inspiring. Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans are trying take away the right of most government workers to collectively bargain. This basic right – to negotiate with your employer on an even footing – has nothing to do with Wisconsin’s budget crisis. The crisis is largely the result of Governor Walker’s massive tax giveaways, a huge cost that he’s now trying to cover by targeting state workers.

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David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

Nick Bunker

Research Associate

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