In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says charges that he is anti-union are “completely wrong.”
Walker is facing a recall election on June 5 after a budget bill he championed took away power from some of the unions.
“I may be anti-big government union bosses, because I think in the past, one of our problems has been they've been the ones calling the shots, instead of the hard working taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin. I put the power back in the hands of the taxpayers. What I did is also very pro-worker,” Walker said.
The Brody File spoke with Gov. Walker at his executive residence in Madison, Wis., this past Sunday afternoon for about an hour. We are releasing a few of the video clips from the interview. More will be released on "The Brody File Show" later this week and a full story will air on "The 700 Club" in the next couple weeks.
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Watch his comments below with the full transcription.
David Brody: What is your response to folks that say you are anti-Union? When you hear that, what do you think?/p>
Gov. Scott Walker: Well, you know on two counts, it's just completely wrong. In the private sector, I’ve got great partners in unions. You look at unions like the operating engineers; they endorsed me, they are still very supportive of our efforts.
Why? Because their guys are back to work, they’re working again. Unlike my predecessor who made it very difficult for people building infrastructure, roads and bridges and rail and things of that nature, we put the money back in that had been raided there.
You look at other big issues that we've done in terms of infrastructure in the state, we've had the support of other private sector unions because they want work. They want their guys to go back to work, and those unions in the private sector have largely been my partners in economic development.
The other part though, even on the public employee standpoint, it is kind of interesting, I may be anti-big government union bosses because I think, in the past, one of our problems has been they've been the ones calling the shots, instead of the hard working taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin.
I put the power back in the hands of the taxpayers. What I did is also very pro-worker.