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September 14, 2015

Walker to Unveil Labor Agenda

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will describe his labor agenda later today in a speech in Las Vegas, according to Politico:

Walker to propose sweeping crackdown on unions

Under President Scott Walker, it would be illegal for federal workers to form unions, and the National Labor Relations Board would be no more.

The Republican presidential candidate will unveil those proposals, and others, on Monday in Las Vegas, according to details shared with The Associated Press, in order to "achieve fairness and opportunity for all American workers."

Walker would transfer some of the NLRB's powers to the National Mediation Board and propose that the federal courts system take on what he described to the AP as the labor board's "quasi-judicial functions." Walker's right-to-work proposal, if passed by Congress, would require states to vote to get out of the right-to-work requirement.

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