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cathy Zivkovich

To those that care: I am opposed to the passage of the right to work law. I have a son that is currently employed in the construction industry, and is a union member. This employment opportunity enabled him to complete a state based apprenticeship program, that without the support of the union funding a portion of this program he would not of had this opportunity. The combination of the on-the-job training, and the apprenticeship program have enabled him to earn an appropriate wage to support himself. It would be a shame if this would be eliminated with the passage of the right to work legislation.

Cathy Zivkovich


General strike across the board. Sop the bleeding. Unless there is a work stoppage nothing will change. Rallies are great and we know we won't be heard by The Fascist republicans. If they start to loose money they will start listen.



In Despair

Calling a special session to avoid public input is quite the scaredy-cat tactic. We in WI cannot allow this to happen! Why do we continue to shoot ourselves in the feet with this right-wing agenda? Scott does not care one bit about the people of WI; only about his presidential bid. Good luck with that....let's stop this NOW!

Larry Heagle

Just how ignorant do the Wisconsin Republicans think we are? To tout this crap piece of legislation as a "Right to Work Law" is tantamount to trying to sell a swamp to a prospective home builder by giving it a fancy "good" sounding name: ie: "Hill View".
Name the legislation what it truly is: "THE RIGHT TO WORK FOR A LOT LESS THAN BEFORE".

gary stene box 447 colfax wi, 54730

I urge my representatives Tom Larson and Terry Moultin to vote against this bill> There is no proof that the right to work laws help workers. We must stop our race to the bottom and legistlate for the good of the working class. Posted by Gary Stene

Gretchen Beckstrom

I would hope that this bill is voted down. Let's stop the ""Mississippification"of Wisconsin! This would gut the middle class, limit income, hurt jobs and contribute to the brain drain here in this once-great state.

Jeff Schultz

Call your Senator and Assemblyman and tell to vote no on this middle class killing bill.


Right to work is not in the best interest of Wisconsin. Decades of collective bargaining have built a quality of life we now take for granted. Both union and non union household income will be affected and not for the better. Right to work laws are proven to lower your income. Unions are not the devil. They're there to protect people and give them a chance to earn a decent wage and benefits. People should be trying to join unions not kill them

Joel Eastman

Keep " right to work for less" out of Wisconsin.I'm a local #601 Steamfitter that has built his life on a good paying wage.My wife is on my health insurance also provided by the Union.Scott walker is a enemy of Wisconsin family's and mine.I take this very personally and guarantee that Scott Walkers Karma is going to give him a swift kick in the ass if he signs that bill.

Mike Bernhardt

I urge all working people to stand up and let Scott know that this is in no way benificial to working class families. If we don`t stand together we will fall one by one. I have been a Union member for 28 years , and an officer of my local for the last 12. I know how much Unions help keep wages and benifits up, not only in Union shops but in non Union shops as well.

Curt Zobeck

Much like our "so called" governor did just a couple of years ago, he is trying to hit the middle working class hard in the pocketbook.
Please do not allow him to force this through, as he did with the Anti Public Union law.
The majority of the people in this great state do not aggre with his views on this.
So, please do not believe his ads telling us how Unions are bad for Wisconsin.
Trust me, it is just the opposite. We need Union representation more now than ever.
I am an employer of Union Labor, and very proud of it.


I know that Scott Walker would love to ram it to the middle class union worker,and this would be a huge feather in his hat. We need to stand up to this right to work crap. Would this include Police,Firemen, and teachers or are they next? Also has Scott Walker offered to take a big cut in his pay? Or his Madison Repo pals?

Joel Eastman

I find it hard to sleep with so much on my mind.I was thinking of a famous Quote by Calvin Coolidge,the 30'th President of the united states. "Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent".I first heard it quoted by a favourite author of mine,(Israel Regardie).I put that quote on my sign.I want the impossible to be possible.

Tom Bonzelet

Republicans say its unfair to make people pay union dues, than isn't it unfair to make workers pay state taxes to pay these legislators who supposedly represent us?

 David Smith

The combination of the on-the-job training, and the apprenticeship program have enabled him to earn an appropriate wage to support himself.

Vencendo a calvície

Tanck you!!

Maria Calvo

Tanck you!!

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