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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    If you don't like either of her's, here is another - and please note these are just talking about teacher's that retired more then a year ago. This isn't taking into account the numbers that retired after Act10:

    Analysis shows hundreds of rehired UW-Madison retirees return for years


    More than half of the 447 people UW-Madison rehired after they retired have been on the job for more than one year, the limit set by the university under a new policy last month, according to a State Journal analysis of data provided by the school.

    Thirty-eight of them have been working for more than a decade as rehired annuitants, which means they earn both a paycheck and a pension. A handful stayed more than 15 years, and one technician has worked for the last 21 years at 60 percent of full-time, earning $34,975 a year in salary alone, the analysis found.

    The new UW-Madison policy states hiring of retired employees is intended for short-term needs only, and the amount of time should be limited to a year, except in special cases. The university is reviewing the employment of each rehired annuitant, except for those under a set contract.

    As the state grapples with what to do with retired employees who earn both a salary and a pension, universities are in a unique position.

    They sometimes rely on retired faculty with hard-to-replace skills and experience to teach classes or conduct research. Some employees are paid by private or federally funded grants that extend beyond their retirement.
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    That about the teachers double dipping into retirement and employment is disgusting, but I was already mostly anti-union anyways. I'm still someone who thinks WI would be better off without Walker, since, just as unions are symbols of so much that is wrong with the U.S., Walker is a symbol of so much that is wrong with politics and our government.
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    If you don't like either of her's, here is another - and please note these are just talking about teacher's that retired more then a year ago. This isn't taking into account the numbers that retired after Act10:

    Analysis shows hundreds of rehired UW-Madison retirees return for years



    And there's not one public union supporter who has the nonpartisan cahoonas to step up and say, "Hey...that's not right." Or to say, "Wow...I didn't know that." Or to say, "So that's what Walker's fighting for."
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

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    And there's not one public union supporter who has the nonpartisan cahoonas to step up and say, "Hey...that's not right." Or to say, "Wow...I didn't know that." Or to say, "So that's what Walker's fighting for."
    Okay, mea culpa. I stand corrected. And I am one public union supporter will step up and say that it should be corrected.

    That said, I will point out that the practice benefits individual school districts insofar as the rehired teachers do not qualify for health coverage. I'll also point out that Walker would exempt his own staffers who are drawing state pensions.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Okay, mea culpa. I stand corrected. And I am one public union supporter will step up and say that it should be corrected.

    That said, I will point out that the practice benefits individual school districts insofar as the rehired teachers do not qualify for health coverage. I'll also point out that Walker would exempt his own staffers who are drawing state pensions.
    Nice job. Link for that exception?
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Nice job. Link for that exception?
    Proposals target rehiring of retired public employees

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Adam. Really? This article does not say that Gov. Walker has asked that his staff be exempt. Please try to be fair. What it says is that he isn't going to ask the few of his staff members involved to give up their pensions. The point is, it's legal now. Going forward, Walker is working at making it illegal. No one will give up their pension until and unless the law changes. That'd just be stupid.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Please change your lean to Liberal.
    Looks like 1 out of every 4 Republicans in Wisconsin needs to do the same then.
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Looks like 1 out of every 4 Republicans in Wisconsin needs to do the same then.
    No, they need to be educated on what Walker's done and what he's trying to do. You have no objectivity where unions are concerned. But I love you anyway.
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No, they need to be educated on what Walker's done and what he's trying to do. You have no objectivity where unions are concerned. But I love you anyway.
    Maybe they are educated and they just don't like it. That you do not leave room for this possibility illustrates your own inability to remain objective with this subjective.

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