Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s appearance Friday at the Maryland Republican Party’s biggest fundraiser of the year was met with protests courtesy of dozens of pro-union demonstrators who rallied outside while the former candidate for president addressed attendees of the annual Red, White and Blue Dinner in Glen Burnie.
More than 50 protesters held signs and led anti-Walker chants outside Friday’s GOP fundraiser, the Annapolis Capital reported — a figure that exceeded the total number of local lawmakers from Anne Arundel County in attendance to hear the Wisconsin governor speak, according to the newspaper.
Five years after he spurred protests in the Wisconsin capital by eliminating collective-bargaining rights for most state employees, Mr. Walker remains a target of pro-union activists as evidence by Friday’s protest.
“He doesn’t care about unions,” Bernard Johnson, a member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told the Capital. “He wants to take our collective bargaining rights away.”