-Originally posted by Jud Lounsbury on UppityWis, May 17, 2011-
One of the Koch brothers front-groups, the union-busting group National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, is rolling their tanks into Wisconsin to defend against a lawsuit from Dane County Firefighters and other public employee unions challenging the constitutionality of Walker's union-busting bill.
A 4/26 NRWLDF letter sent to numerous rightwing leaders in Wisconsin, said:
"Dear Right to Work Supporter:
As you may know, three Madison local AFL-CIO unions, Laborers Local 236, Firefighters Local 311, and AFSCME Local 60, have sued the State of Wisconsin and Governor Walker to have the courts declare unconstitional the "budget repair bill," 2011 Wisconsin Act 10. This is an attempt to reverse the decision of the legislature to repeal compulsory unionism for most public sector employees.
Staff attorneys with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have defended similar statutes against constitional attacks before the United States Supreme Court. The Foundation is willing to help public employees of Wisconsin preserve their right to be free from forced tribute to unions."
"Willing to help public employees"? It doesn't get any more perverse than that! That's like the fox saying he's "willing to help" the chicken coop with security!
Then, they specifically ask for help in finding scabs to turn against their union:
"We believe that there are public employees in Wisconsin, especially those in bargaining units represented by the three locals, who oppose the unions' lawsuit and would like to intervene in the case to defend their right to work without supporting a labor union. If you know any employees working in the following bargaining units, please have them contact me at any of the addresses or phone numbers listed in this letter."