Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood up for workers and hammered Scott Walker’s back to the past plan of federal union busting.
In a last gasp effort to save his dying presidential campaign Gov. Scott Walker announced that if he is elected president, he will take his union busting national.
Scott Walker plans to elimination the National Labor Relations Board, and he supports a federal right to work law. Walker also would enact the same union busting measures that he put in place in Wisconsin. The sinking Republican candidate said, “Many of the nation’s federal labor laws and regulations have stood as a roadblock to fairness and opportunity, and instead have created rigid, top-down workplaces that don’t really work for Americans.”
In a statement, Sen. Sanders reacted to Walker’s plan to attack unions:
At a time when the rich are getting richer, and everyone else is getting poorer, Gov. Walker’s attack on the trade union movement would lower wages and the benefits that working people receive while making the wealthy and large corporations even richer.
Workers have the constitutional right to form unions, to collectively bargain and to participate in the political process. If we are going to rebuild the crumbling middle class we need a stronger trade union movement, not a weaker one. Gov. Walker’s proposal would move us in exactly the wrong direction.
Sanders was correct. Walker’s plan would decrease economic opportunity while lowering wages and benefits. The only opportunity that Walker’s union busting would create is the opportunity for corporations and billionaires to make even more money.
The plan the Scott Walker unveiled today should be called Koch Increasing Income Inequality Act. One day after CNN’s Jake Tapper exposed Walker’s Koch ties; the candidate unveiled a proposal that is a Koch fantasy come to live. Scott Walker’s vision is of a country with a non-existent middle-class. In Walker’s America, there are two groups of people, the billionaires and everyone else.
Bernie Sanders ripped the mask off of Walker’s agenda and revealed the billionaire puppeteers who are pulling the struggling candidate’s strings.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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