Here's the awful truth, in two parts. For years now, the Menominee Tribe has been trying to get the state's permission to build a gambling casino in the Kenosha area. Gov. Scott Walker has delayed deciding that issue again and again, for what seems no good reason other than politics. Well, in mid-December, Wisconsin Right to Work, a conservative anti-union group, decided to help Walker come to a decision. From a report in the Appleton Post Crescent newspaper:
Wisconsin Right to Work, a newly formed organization aimed at the passage of right-to-work [legislation] in Wisconsin, has expressed concern over a potential deal between the Menominee Indian Nation and two labor unions that would recognize the union[s] via card-check.
Yup, it's true. The very most important and critical issue in the Menominee proposal isn't whether gambling is good or whether the casino would create jobs or anything else about the proposal other than the fact the the tribe has openly been dealinig with -- HORRORS! -- labor unions.
And as of this week, the tribe blinked, big time. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel let its readers know that today in a story under the following headline: Tribe, union dissolve pact in bid to sway Scott Walker on Kenosha casino