Unearthed Video Shows Governor Scott Walker On Public Unions: “Divide And Conquer”
Wisconsin’s governor confides to a deep-pocketed supporter what his goal with unions is.
A video showing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appearing to support “right-to-work” in a conversation with a rich Wisconsin businesswoman has given the Democratic side of the recall new ammunition to position Walker as a flip-flopper on the subject. The video was shot by a documentary filmmaker on January 18, 2011, before Walker’s controversial budget repair bill set in motion the uproar that led to this spring’s recall election.
“Well, we’re going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill,” Walker says in the video to roofing-business billionaire Diane Hendricks, who had asked him whether he would support right-to-work legislation. “The first step is we’re going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, because you use divide and conquer.”