Walker at bill signing says right-to-work shows Wisconsin ‘open for business’

By Kay Nolan, March 10, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker touted right-to-work for sending a powerful message that “being open for business is more than just a slogan.”

Walker’s signature on the bill Monday made Wisconsin the 25th state to prohibit requiring employees pay union dues as a condition of employment. In doing so, Walker used a hypothetical example of who right-to-work would help, describing a family with the father working at a factory and the mother as a nurse in a local community hospital. With two kids, they’re struggling to make ends meet, he said.

“This is one more tool helping us build the kind of economy that will help a family like that here and across the state of Wisconsin,” Walker said.