EUREKA, Ill. (AP) — Scott Walker promises to tackle union power at the federal level just like he did as governor in Wisconsin. He says in a presidential campaign speech that he wants to “wreak havoc” on Washington.
Walker effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers. The governor spoke Thursday at Eureka College in Illinois, the alma mater of President Ronald Reagan.
Walker says that starting his first day as president, he would prohibit the federal government from automatically deducting union dues from workers’ paychecks.
Workers can already voluntarily choose not to have the money taken out, but Walker wants to do away with the automatic deductions altogether.
He didn’t explain how federal workers who belong to unions would pay their dues. Walker says he’ll have more details in a speech Monday.
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