According to Terry McGowan, business manager of the Paul Ryan-loving International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, the answer is, "Yes."
Justifying his support for Scott Walker during the 2010 Wisconsin governors race, McGowan says in the local's recent newsletter:
There has been a huge public relations campaign waged against the governor elect as he asked lame-duck legislators to ease up on a last-minute settlement of a contract that has been left open for 18 months. That is between them, but during that period, there was a lot of saber rattling and that sparked much of the rhetoric. Let me assure you that prior to the election, his camp made two commitments to us: Right- to-work legislation is not a part of their agenda and they will work with us to ensure prevailing wage laws work the way they are intended.
Many newspapers carried a story in early December about right-to-work discussions among some lawmakers. But Scott Walker was not among them. In fact, he was quoted later saying,“No, I will not champion any right-to-work legislation.” For those who may remember Scott Walker in the Assembly, Miller Park was in his district and he fully supported that project labor agreement, which was a union-only agreement.
Charlie Sykes actually called out this passage on his show last week and said he hoped that the legislature wouldn't balk at killing prevailing wage laws. So who has more pull with Walker and his minions? Sykes or McGowan? Also, the Google can't find that Walker quote anywhere; could McGowan please produce a source?
Also, McGowan claims he opposed Barrett because Barrett was pro-mass transit:
Who we had to back in the governor’s race became most obvious when I discussed our issues with both of the candidates. Tom Barrett made his position clear that he was a mass-transit guy. He told me three times that he saw no reason for any additional highways in Wisconsin if we can steer the public to utilize mass transit. When asked about public-sector employees becoming road builders, he was a bit indifferent. That was understandable because the public-sector unions were among his biggest contributors, if not the biggest. Scott Walker on the other hand believes that we need extra lanes on most of our Interstate system.
So really it's unfair to blame the roadbuilders support for Walker on his opposition to the train; you also have to blame OE Local 139.
Oh, yeah, Walker also favors toll roads:
Not only that, he supports High-Occupancy Tolls, or HOT lanes in congested areas for additional revenue.
Limited transit options=congestions=tolls=$!
Elsewhere, the newsletter gushes about how federal stimulus dollars have helped the OE. Solidarity forever.