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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

 5:09 PM 

Committee kills first amendment to right-to-work

The Assembly Labor Committee voted 6-3 along party lines to reject the Dems' first right-to-work amendment, which would have reinstated the declaration of policy at the start of the state's labor law.

That declaration sets out a state policy that calls for labor peace, freedom to negotiate and join a union, and protection of the interested of employers, employees and the public.

"In other words, we're finding a peaceful way to come up with our solution," Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, said after reading the declaration aloud. "There's nothing wrong with keeping this declaration of policy in state statute."

Calling the declaration unnecessary, Rep. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, urged the committee to reject the amendment.

"Everything stated in here," he said. "is in the statute."





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