Sunday, May 13, 2012

Video Reveals Walker's "Divide-And-Conquer" Union Strategy

This past January, a spokesperson for Gov. Scott Walker (R) said that he would not seek to make Wisconsin a "right-to-work" state. Following his bill stripping collective bargaining from public sector unions, Walker himself said that he was strictly concerned with finances and that "the bill I put forward isn’t aimed at state workers, and it certainly isn’t a battle with unions.” A video, shot on January and posted on Thursday by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, shows Walker's true intentions. Speaking to billionaire supporter Diane Hendricks, Walker said that he's pursuing a "divide-and-conquer" strategy against unions, with "right-to-work" being one of the goals. Watch:

HENDRICKS: Any chance we’ll ever get to be a completely red state, and work on these unions, and become a right-to-work — what can we do to help you?

WALKER: Well, we’re going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill. The first step is we’re going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, because you use divide and conquer.

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