Walker's boasts have irked union and local-government officials who are alreadyfrustratedwith the governor over his supportfor the state's right-to-work law
and elimination last year of thestate's prevailing-wage laws.
West Virginia adopted a right-to-work law
in 2016 but it was stalled by litigation and did not go into effect until late 2017.
Further reductions in PERS benefits would weaken initiative supporters' argument that public employees wield unchecked political power, and could also leave voters feeling that public employee unions do not deserve a further blow in the form of a right-to-work law
''The notion that Medicaid is somehow a great program is nutty,'' Hudson, R-Naples, told conference attendees during a how-to session that also touted tax cuts passed in Kansas and a right-to-work law
limiting union powers in Michigan.
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Those steps include Wisconsin's adoption in 2015 of a right-to-work law
, which prohibits companies from requiring that workers pay union fess, and Act 10, which stripped most public employees of their collective-bargainingrights.
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In a Marquette University Law School poll whose results were released earlier this month, 66 percent of the respondents living in those parts of the state put the condition of nearby roads down as either "fair" or "poor."<br />In recent years, Local 139 has found itself at odds with Walker on a slew of policy matters ranging from his support for a right-to-work law
to his elimination last year of the last vestiges of the state's prevailing-wage laws.
Evers' budget had proposed eliminating the state's right-to-work law
, reinstating prevailing wages and bringing back other union-friendly policies undone during Walker's time in office.
Those moves include Wisconsin's 2015 right-to-work law
, prohibiting companies from requiring workers to be union members, and the 2011 law that limited collective bargaining for public employees.
"The only way that this would have any traction, it seems to me, is if in light of this decision members of Congress would decide to make a right-to-work law
nationwide."<br />In Oregon, the effect on public-sector unions remains uncertain.