Walker Signs Right-to-Work Bill into Law

Gov. Walker Signs Right-to-Work Bill into Law

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a right-to-work bill into law, striking another blow against organized labor four years after effectively ending collective bargaining for public-sector workers.

The Republican, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, signed the bill Monday morning.

The new law takes effect immediately and makes Wisconsin the 25th state to ban contracts that force all workers to pay union dues.

Walker signed the legislation at an invitation-only ceremony at Badger Meter, a company north of Milwaukee.

He was surrounded by company officials and others who supported the divisive proposal, including Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

The ceremony comes after Walker spent the weekend in Iowa.

He’s scheduled to be in New Hampshire, another early presidential primary state, this weekend.

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