Pocan Registers Opposition to Right-to-Work Bill in Wisconsin Assembly
Madison, WI — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) this morning stood with Wisconsin’s working families and registered his opposition to the damaging so-called Right-to-Work law in the State Assembly.
“This morning I went to the Wisconsin State Assembly to register my opposition to the Republican union busting bill,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “Sadly, Republicans in the legislature are moving forward with this divisive bill to help advance Gov. Scott Walker’s national agenda. But for Gov. Walker and the Republicans, the real story is a failing Wisconsin economy, lagging behind most of the country in jobs and wage growth, and this bill will only make things worse. “
“Let’s be clear, this bill has nothing to do with helping Wisconsin businesses or attracting more jobs to the state,” continued Rep. Pocan. “It’s unfortunate that Wisconsin’s working men and women have become the pawns in Gov. Walker’s political games. We have seen these so-called Right-to-Work laws drive down wages and cut benefits for workers in other states. Hard-working Wisconsinites, regardless of political party or union membership, will have to endure the consequences of this Republican bill.