Schedule set for right to work legislation in Wisconsin
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 4:47 PM CST | Updated: Feb 23, 2015 8:19 PM CST
Push back plans are being made as a new fight over union rights begins in Wisconsin. New right to work legislation being proposed in Madison would allow private sector workers to opt out of paying union dues.The process to move the bill toward a vote began when lawmakers approved an extraordinary session. A public hearing on the right to work bill begins at 10:00 a.m. in the State Capitol's hearing room. Anyone looking to speak at this hearing will have about three to five minutes to talk. Following the public hearing a committee will go behind closed doors to move the bill to the State Senate floor. About 18 hours later, the senate will meet and stay in session until the bill is voted upon.
Union members will come to Madison Tuesday in an attempt to fight the bill. They say it is only intended to hurt their organizations and middle class families. During a press conference Monday in Madison, union leaders said they will work to sway Republican senators to vote no on the Right to Work bill.