No one is happier than organized labor to see Scott Walker drop out of the 2016 contest.
In July, when Walker announced his presidential candidacy, Richard Trumka issued a one-sentence statement: “Scott Walker is a national disgrace.” On Monday, after hearing that Walker’s candidacy had ended, Trumka said in a written statement: “Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.”
“As Gov. Scott Walker leaves this race,” added American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, “this is much clear: You can’t build a campaign by tearing working people down and attacking their aspirations for a better life. Real change starts with bringing people together to find common ground and boost everyone’s American Dream, not to ‘divide and conquer’ or make a reputation by stripping workers’ rights, as Walker so often boasted.”