AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
On November 6 we’re going to have one hell of a party — a Scott Walker retirement party
By Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Richard Trumka came to Milwaukee Tuesday to fire up labor activists and tear into Gov. Scott Walker.
The national president of the AFL-CIO used his address at the group’s state convention to portray Walker as a “little puppet” of the billionaire Koch brothers.
Walker, the two-term Republican governor whose Act 10 crippled organized labor in 2011, faces Democrat Tony Evers in the fall.
“On November 6 we’re going to have one hell of a party — a Scott Walker retirement party,” Trumka said.
He indicated that the party would see labor gather at a union hotel and thank Walker for bringing it together.
“And then we’re going to put his sorry ass on a bus and send him back to Koch land where he belongs,” Trumka said.
Trumka also pushed back at Walker’s accusation that Evers is being “bought and paid for by the unions.”
Trumka said Evers will “represent workers” to try to raise wages and make sure people are employed.