Senate Approves Right to Work

Madison, Wis. –    Today Wisconsin Senators approved Senate Bill 44 (SB44). Senate President, Mary Lazich issued the following statement: 

“Senate Bill 44 allows employees to be employed without being required to pay union dues. This is a freedom action on behalf of Wisconsin workers and continues Wisconsin on the path to economic recovery following the recession.”

“Wisconsin’s right-to-work law ensures Wisconsin residents’ personal freedoms are not trampled upon. Right-to-work laws do not prevent workers from organizing a union and encourage union leaders to be more responsive to their paying members.”

“The Wisconsin legislature sends a message to businesses that unions will not call the shots to the detriment of the state and the detriment of individual rights. By approving right-to-work, Wisconsin increases its competitive economic position while providing individuals’ rights.