Right to Work and Health: What the Most Recent Attack on Organized Labor Will Mean for American Workers’ Health and Safety

TitleRight to Work and Health: What the Most Recent Attack on Organized Labor Will Mean for American Workers’ Health and Safety
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRaza, Danyaal
JournalKennedy School Review
Volume2014 Issue
Date Published2014/07//
Keywordsanti-unionism, right-to-work, Scott Walker, union-busting, Wisconsin
Abstract

[Excerpt] Organized labor is under attack. In 2011, in the depths of an icy Midwestern winter, roughly 100,000 Wisconsinites descended upon their state capitol. Just one month into his term, Governor Scott Walker’s ultimately successful attempt to strip state workers of labor rights provided the rallying cry. His unassumingly titled Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill sought to buoy the state budget by restricting collective bargaining and changing union membership rules. While Walker’s bill did reduce the state deficit, it did so like a chemotherapy drug gone wrong.

URLhttp://harvardkennedyschoolreview.com/right-to-work-and-health/