Wisconsin Republicans Pass Anti-Union Bill
Scott Walker's Anti-Union Bill Passes After Quorum End-Run
Wisconsin's Senate Republicans passed Governor Scott Walker's anti-union bill, which strips state-employee labor unions of their collective bargaining rights. The Senate was able to circumvent the Democrat walkout by stripping the actual budgetary elements from the "budget repair bill", leaving only an anti-union bill. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald had told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that curtailing union power was the point of the bill anyway.
State Democratic leader Matt Miller said in a statement, "In 30minutes, 18 State Senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten. Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people. Tomorrow we will join the people of Wisconsin in taking back their government."