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Welcome back fury over Wisconsin's collective bargaining bill now making its way into a local Labor Day parade.
Union organizers running in the event are -- three Republican lawmakers from attending claiming they do not represented the rights of.
Workers joining us now is one of those Republican lawmakers Wisconsin congressman Sean Duffy my congressman.
Good morning Heidi has there aren't -- doing well also wouldn't you're not allowed to be Indian Labor Day parade what have you been told.
Well we got we participated in the parade last year -- and when we reached out to participate this year.
They told us that we weren't welcome.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But also the city is a cosponsor and that the city's -- said listen.
We don't approve all about making this a political -- So now they propose that the labor council actually pay for the city's involvement with the break good night and meanwhile so you feel -- Here's what their explanation is the president says this the president of the Wausau.
Never count labor council says is.
It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite.
Elected officials who have openly -- workers' right to stood idly by while their political party fought the strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain.
-- we all want jobs and opportunity in Wisconsin -- and if we're gonna have that happen we are all gonna have to work together.
And what I find interesting here is as -- many years now it's this little contentious in Wisconsin hello -- all this went through a whole recall election.
And the folks in -- of -- sick of partisanship.
And they want to see people start working together they want to see all the bickering set aside -- I'm so I've all the labor council is doing us folks in Wausau I don't think approval of that approve of what's going on -- and not an -- I've had a union members reach -- to me and say listen this is the leadership we don't agree with it either.
So He doesn't -- right to do it.
Molly's back there their wishes that we won't show up hopefully they'll reconsider for next you're -- -- to come of their trade -- but make no mistake we're gonna continue to work with them we think it's important.
That we represent everybody.
I know -- little mad right now it is the leadership we're gonna continue to build that relationship with them as -- as they stay in town.
It when they're out of state it's tough for you could they they can march in another state.
Where's He ACLU of Wisconsin you would think if He would be up in arms.
But the inequality report inviting only Democrats and not Republicans to this event.
Well I'm not holding my breath for -- -- not getting involved in this one or -- Yeah we are you know we always have the last credit you know I I think we we I think people -- this is that this is somewhat -- But we understand if you don't hurt.
So let me let you know you respect them congress and you're you're point like this is family friendly father -- one day Sandra Halladay on the weekend.
We can put aside partisanship right and we can all get together in a parade is there a chance that they'll change their mind before this weekend.
Well to your point.
I mean this is not just union members who go to -- to this great and it's not as Democrats this is a community event where everyone comes out to participate.
I don't -- the dimensions -- mind this -- at least hopefully next to the reconsider.
But it but make no mistake when issues come up they have no problem reaching out to me in and asking for help and asking me to consider their position and I do.
But you know I I think -- and Wisconsin.
It has become so divisive.
We have to start -- -- -- bridge that divide well on this doesn't go to that end to take lemons make lemonade party of adoptees you celebrate -- and.
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Have your -- operate -- cabinet -- a tight shot W thank you very much for joining us today from Ashland Wisconsin -- back in the seventies and caused.
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