Walker: Right-to-work would be distraction

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won't pursue right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin like what passed this week in Michigan because he believes it would be a "huge distraction" to job creation efforts.

Walker was asked Wednesday about whether he would push to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state on the heels after his proposal in 2011 that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

Walker says introducing a right-to-work bill could lead to massive protests like what happened last year over the collective bargaining bill. He says those protests and the recall elections that followed created uncertainty for job creators.

Walker says, "The last thing I want to do is create the sense of uncertainty out there."

Walker stopped short of saying he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass.


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