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Gov. Walker to sign Right-to-Work bill at Badger Meter in Brown Deer

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BROWN DEER (AP) — Governor Scott Walker plans to sign the right-to-work bill on Monday, March 9th at a Milwaukee-area company whose leader spoke out in favor of the measure this week.

Walker announced Friday that he will sign the bill at Badger Meter in Brown Deer.

Badger Meter's CEO and Chairman Rich Meeusen this week said passing the bill will lead to between 30 and 50 new jobs at his factory. He spoke out after a coalition of more than 400 businesses joined together in opposition to the proposal.

The Assembly passed it Friday morning on a party line vote with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats against.

"What we`re gonna be seeing is a weakening of the power of labor over the next couple years and along with that the weakening of the power of the Democratic Party. It`s almost like what we`re seeing (Monday) is the moment Wisconsin becomes a Republican state," UW-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee said.

The bill prevents businesses from entering into agreements with unions that would force workers to pay union fees. A violation carries a penalty of nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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9 comments

  • Mr. Bob

    “What we`re gonna be seeing is a weakening of the power of labor over the next couple years and along with that the weakening of the power of the Democratic Party. It`s almost like what we`re seeing (Monday) is the moment Wisconsin becomes a Republican state,” UW-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee said.
    So I ask the question, What is wrong with that Mr. Lee???

  • walkerbate

    Gee, look at who gave money to Walkers campaign… Richard Meeusen, Badger Meter, $5,500. Follow the money, sheeple.

      • Roy

        I would bet you $1000 if I thought you were honest enough to live up to your word, but you appear to be a Liberal Democrat, so………I won’t.

      • Badger

        Hey Roy, Look at this story, right wing republican liar is what I see in the Badger Meter CEO. So by your logic we can all assume that all right wingers are LIARS since Badger Meter’s CEO and Chairman Rich Meeusen is a confirmed LIAR. Either here or when he was speaking on the radio. Does not matter, he is a liar and that means you all are liars by your logic.
        Honestly posted by a Liberal.

  • Badger

    “Badger Meter’s CEO and Chairman Rich Meeusen this week said passing the bill will lead to between 30 and 50 new jobs at his factory. ”
    Really? This person is speaking on Wisconsin Public Radio at the moment and just stated that Right To Work was not directly linked to this investment in the Wisconsin operations. Liar!

    • Badger

      To clarify, I am calling Rich Meeusen a LIAR. But, his lie is in support of Scott Walker and you are who you associate with, Scott. Just shows how dishonest this whole thing is.

  • keith a keller

    Walkers only duty is dirty deeds done cheap $5,000 can buy you a good place in WI policy

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