Liberals live their lives in fear, clinging to their bongs, welfare checks and JFK photos singing Kumbaya and dreaming of rainbows
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Every contract has an expiration date. Union contracts for teachers (and everyone) expire alllll the time. Deals are renegotiated. When a contract is signed, it is not a lifetime commitment as much as you'd like to believe that it is.
Thank you, Quazi!
I read somewhere, but can't find it again, that the 14 have begun negotiations. They're really, from what I can tell, willing to give up most collective bargaining rights in the current bill but want to keep collective bargaining rights for safety issues and want to change the untion reuathorization vote form yearly to every two years.
If this is true, they sure are giving a lot - kind of makes me question some of the polls that are out.
GOP Senate leader meets some of the missing Democrats | Superior Telegram | Superior, WisconsinBy: Gil Halsted, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says he met secretly Monday with some of the 14 Senate Democrats who left the state to avoid voting on a bill taking away public employee collective bargaining rights.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says some of the Senators are ready to return home to vote on the bill.
Fitzgerald wouldn't say who he met with or how many Senators were there. He says there was no discussion about the substance of the bill that instead they talked about how to arrange for a relatively smooth transition back to business as usual in the capitol. No date was set for the Senators return. But Fitzgerald says he expects talks to continue, and says there appears to be a split in the Senatorís ranks about how long to continue delaying the bill. But Democratic Senator Chris Larson says it's Republicans who are feeling the pressure because of recent polls.
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Thank you, Quazi!
Guess I didn't read it at huffPo. I stumbled across the article again at Yahoo.finance.
Wisconsin lawmakers talk but no deal on unions - Yahoo! Finance
The two sides discussed if unions would be allowed to negotiate workplace safety issues and if union recertification votes could be held every two years instead of annually, as called for in the bill, Hansen told the newspaper.
"I'm disappointed they wouldn't give us that one (the safety issue) out of hand. It makes as much sense as anything. But we continue to discuss it and hopefully soon we'll come to an agreement," Hansen told the Press-Gazette.
"I know we won't get all that we want, but we're trying to get as much as we can," he said.