ICYMI: Even Republican Governors Don’t Stand Behind Scott Walker’s Union-Busting Tactics

Feb 21, 2011

MADISON- Hundreds of thousands of protestors around Wisconsin have spoken out against Scott Walker and his extremist partisan legislation that eliminates more than seven decades of labor peace.

Today, even Walker’s fellow GOP governors are speaking out against his politically motivated attacks against working families.

Florida Tea Party Governor Rick Scott spoke out saying, “My belief is as long as people know what they’re doing, collective bargaining is fine.”

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbitt says, “We’ll begin negotiations with the public-sector unions and anticipate we’ll conduct those in good faith.”

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels also spoke out against the Walker-style bill his Republican Assembly offered, causing the Democratic legislators to flee the state, saying, “I’m not sending the state police after anybody. I’m not gonna divert a single trooper from their job of protection the Indiana public.”

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder won’t “pick fights” with unions, saying, “We’re going to go negotiate with our unions in a collective-bargaining fashion to achieve goals.”