March 9, 2015
The proposal, which prohibits requiring workers to make payments to unions as a condition of employment, went to Walker after final legislative approval late last week.
The company’s chief executive and chairman, Rich Meeusen, publicly supported the right-to-work measure and threatened to move 120 manufacturing jobs from the company’s Brown Deer plant if the legislation failed to pass. Meeusen also tied 30 to 50 additional jobs in the future to passage of right-to-work.
Badger Meter employees contributed $28,750 to Walker’s campaign between 2009 and Oct. 20, 2014, including $17,000 from Meeusen and his wife, Maribeth.