This footage has surfaced of Scott Walker openly talking on camera about his “divide and conquer” strategy against Wisconsin public employees when asked by a wealthy donor about making Wisconsin a “red”, “right-to-work” state:
And for those of you who are not living in a “right-to-work” state and are unsure of what that means, in my home state (which is a RTW state) job applications note that you would be an “at-will” employee who can be “fired at any time, for any reason or no reason at all”. As an employee, you have to do anything they ask, as long as its not illegal, and if you refuse they can fire you. I recently worked at a place where they forced the cleaning ladies to clean the houses of the business owner and his parents every Thursday. The workers hated it but they had no choice (except to quit). Anyone who supports the radical right in turning states to RTW states deserves to work under the same rule. My motto is: Stupid people should suffer the consequences of their actions.
Details from NOLO.com:
To protect their right to fire at will, many employers ask job applicants and new employees to sign a written statement agreeing that they are (or will be) employed at will. Such a statement might appear in an employment application, an employment contract or offer letter that the employer asks you to sign and return, an acknowledgment form for an employee handbook, or elsewhere.
When You Should Sign an At-Will Agreement
Theoretically, you don’t have to sign an at-will agreement — but most courts have held that your employer can fire (or refuse to hire) you for failing to do so. For this reason, most applicants and employees simply grit their teeth and sign on the dotted line.