Scott Walker’s new labor plan: eliminate the National Labor Relations Board and federal employee unions … and more!
Walker is unveiling the plan later today in Las Vegas. Even the AP notes how dramatic a shift this would represent in the history of the U.S. labor movement:
Experts were taken aback by the scope of Walker’s proposals, which seek to undo decades of law and would gut the landmark National Relations Labor Act — adopted in 1935 and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the height of the Great Depression.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Ann Hodges, a professor at the University of Richmond who has studied labor law for more than 40 years. “This will take the breath away from anyone who’s worked in labor relations for any length of time. … It’s pretty draconian.”
The document released by the Walker campaign today: