Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Woot! No Rights At Work off the table in Wisco.

This just in:

Wisconsin Radio Network is reporting that Republicans won't be pushing No Rights at Work in Wisconsin this year:
Michigan’s sudden push to pass a right to work bill in late December has generated talk about the possibility of a similar move here in Wisconsin. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) says it’s not going to happen though. 
Vos told reporters Monday “right to work is not going to come up this session.” 
While he admits a lawmaker could introduce legislation to make the change, which prevents employees from being required to join a union, he says the bill would not come to the floor for a vote.
This seems to be part of Wisconsin Job-killer Gov. Scott Walker's makeover.  The Huffington Post reported Walker recently vowed,
...to avoid the type of partisan political battles that overtook the state for a large portion of the previous two years. 
"We're not going to do things that are going to bring 80,000 or 100,000 people into the Capitol," Walker told the Journal. "It's just not going to happen again." 
Walker said he would attempt to temper his own expectations for the state's agenda by urging Republican lawmakers not to introduce legislation on some of the most contentious issues in Wisconsin. The Journal reports that Walker suggested he would be willing to step away from bills that would scale back same-day voter registration, enact strict immigration enforcement, make Wisconsin a right-to-work state and move to overhaul the state Government Accountability Board.
Instead he wants to make job creation a priority. 'Bout time.