NFL Players Association Tackles Anti-Union Bill in Wisconsin
On Tuesday, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) came out against a proposed bill to turn Wisconsin into a right to work state. In a statement the NFLPA Executive Director, “The NFL Players Association stands together with the working families of Wisconsin and organized labor in their fight against current attacks against their right to stand together as a team. Gov. Scott Walker may not value these vital employees, but as union members, we do. Walker’s anti-union efforts have resulted in Wisconsin leading the nation in job losses for two months in a row.”
The proposed legislation would make it illegal for a union to require that private sector employees pay union dues while working in a union shop. In 2011 a similar bill was passed in Wisconsin that made it illegal for a union to require public sector employees to pay union dues. In an effort to prevent the large scale protests that where seen in 2011, the bill is being fast tracked through the legislature. Governor Scott Walker has already said that he will sign the bill.