After more than three weeks of protest, Wisconsin Republicans finally found a way to push through their draconian labor bill stripping public workers of collective bargaining rights. Governor Scott Walker falsely claimed collective bargaining had to end for budget reasons. Everyone knew this was a lie. Walker proved us right tonight when he separated the bargaining issues from the budget because the finance bill requires a larger quorum to bring to a vote. Walker and his legislative henchmen know no boundaries in their declaration of class war upon Wisconsin workers.
Never mind the vote’s questionable legality due to laws requiring a 24-hour notice before voting on bills before a conference committee. Walker is determined to crush labor by any means necessary. If this move doesn’t work, he will resort to another deception. In any case, unions will take the law to court immediately so Walker hasn’t won yet.