Presidential campaign: Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate federal unions

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MADISON— Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker's presidential run started when he took on labor. Now, he hopes another fight with unions can get his campaign back on track.

"We've got a plan to wreak havoc on Washington and our plan starts on day one," said Walker.

It's Scott Walker's new campaign catch phrase. His first stop? An old foe -- labor unions. Walker wants to eliminate federal unions -- and the National Labor Relations Board.

"Well, unfortunately this won't wreak so much havoc on Washington as it will in every one of the 50 states," said Nola Cross, a Milwaukee attorney who specializes in employment law.

Cross says Walker's plan was not well thought out. She says his plan would transfer labor cases to either a less-experienced board or the courts.

"The courts are very, very, very clogged. Getting into the courts and getting a trial within a couple years, you're lucky," said Cross.

Walker would ask Congress to create a nation right-to-work law. He wants to repeal prevailing wage laws, which set a minimum wage for construction projects and more.

Ahead of Monday evening's speech in Las Vegas, Walker released a promotional video. It talks up the issue that vaulted Walker to the national stage -- Act 10.

As for right-to-work, Walker did not want to talk about such a law in Wisconsin for years. It is now law in Wisconsin -- and Walker wants to take it nationwide.

 

7 comments

  • Mel

    Just a word of warning, Hitler eliminated unions. This is the reason this HACK should not be allowed in office. Yeah, make all states right to work, and RUIN what little protection us workers still have! Same thing with him wanting to eliminate the Department of Labor, this monster wants to bust all unions as his greedy buddies don’t like paying their workers a respectable and living wage. Walker is so dumb as he let’s his contributors motives show through with assume policy proposals. Regardless of what poltical leanings you have do not vote for this man, he and Trump will singlehandedly RUIN America.

    • UnionsdestroyedAmerica

      He’s not trying to abolish unions he’s just trying to reduce the public unions power that our tax money pays for so taxes don’t have to be raised sky high like in all demoncrat run states and as for the private unions it’ll keep the companies in and coming back to America by not having to pay outrageous wages for pushing a damnbutton. There’s very little labor in labor unions now days.

    • Reasonless

      Mel,
      I wouldn’t worry too much.
      Obama has already ruined America.
      If Walker or Trump get in, there’s not much left for them to ruin.

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