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Supreme Court Decision on Labor Unions Highlights Policy Differences Between Sen. Bob Krist and Pete Ricketts

"I will stand with Nebraska’s working families. Pete Ricketts’ record shows that he stands against them." - Bob Krist, candidate for Governor

LINCOLN, NE – Senator Bob Krist, candidate for Nebraska Governor, in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, spoke about Pete Ricketts’ lack of support for labor unions and workers’ rights. 

“Pete Ricketts has stood in opposition to the rights of workers, while I have stood up to protect those rights,” said Krist.

Krist continued, listing past policies supported by Ricketts, stating “As head of the Platte Institute, Ricketts supported the elimination of collective bargaining rights for public employees, including police, firefighters, and teachers.  As Governor, he testified before Congress in favor of a national right-to-work law. He opposed raising Nebraska’s minimum wage.  He eliminated cost-of-living increases for state employees.  And as a prominent Republican donor, he and his family have supported Scott Walker’s campaigns for Governor and President.”

“Nebraskans deserve to know that there are significant differences between me and my opponent and that these differences will have significant consequences when voters are ready to decide who will be the next governor of Nebraska,”  Krist said.

“I will stand with Nebraska’s working families. Pete Ricketts’ record shows that he stands against them,” he said.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

June 27, 2018 

Contact: Dan Parsons

402-580-2321