Cain Camp Clarifies, Again

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(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In Tues. afternoon e-mail blast, Georgian’s team says the ex-CEO “has always supported” WI Guv Walker’s efforts to curb collective bargaining.

Campaign spox: “Mr. Cain was consistent in his Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board meeting yesterday and has always supported Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation to balance his state budget and give his state’s government the tools it needs during the ongoing economic crisis.”

Read the full statement below.

Herman Cain Details Collective Bargain Position

Mr. Cain was consistent in his Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board meeting yesterday and has always supported Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation to balance his state budget and give his state’s government the tools it needs during the ongoing economic crisis. In fact, Mr. Cain traveled to Madison earlier this year to voice his support for Governor Walker’s initiative to limit collective bargaining privileges in Wisconsin.

Contrary to what the editorial board members stated, federal employees can bargain collectively on some elements of their contracts. The editorial board members were wrong to correct Mr. Cain on this point. They are forbidden to go on strike. This was a provision within the legislation that allowed federal employees to form unions. We all remember President Ronald Reagan famously firing the air traffic controllers because they went on strike in violation of federal law. We need leadership like Reagan’s today in Washington – and this is why Mr. Cain is running for the office.

Related Topics: collective bargaining, Herman Cain, Scott Walker, Wisconsin, 2012 Elections, News, Republican Party, The Page

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