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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Wisconsin Right to Work Fight


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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Wisconsin Right to Work Fight

WASHINGTON - The effort to lower wages in America is going to reach new heights in Wisconsin this week. Wall Street billionaires and political extremists are joining together to force a vote on Right to Work legislation which is wrong for Wisconsin hardworking families. This is a blatant attempt to silence workers’ voices to stop us from speaking out about lower wages and mistreatment at work.

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All of the "right to work" legislation I've read, including the one under consideration in Ohio, simply say that no one can be compelled to join a union as a condition of employment. There is nothing in any of these bills that prevents like-minded individuals from forming a union. If there's a threat to unions, it is that they can't show a cost-benefit trade that makes a union attractive.