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    Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Saying those who didn't see it coming must have been in a "coma," Gov. Scott Walker unveiled sweeping legislation that would severely curtail public employee rights and dramatically change the way Wisconsin negotiates with unions going forward.

    Officials alerted the Wisconsin State Employees Union on Friday that expired collective bargaining agreements would be canceled March 13. State unions have been operating under the terms of their previous contracts, an arrangement that can be terminated with 30 days notice.

    The news came on the same day the governor unveiled a budget repair bill that would remove nearly all collective bargaining rights for nearly all public employees in the state and make it easier for employers to fire workers that engage in some form of labor unrest.

    To union leaders, and many Democratic lawmakers, the governor's moves represent an all-out effort to end the influence of organized labor in Wisconsin.Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The sweet smell of sobriety.

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    Democrats left town to avoid vote. Is this how the democrats and unions show civility that Obama called for last month?

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    The trully shameful part, is that they drug their students into the protests.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Yeah! Damn unions. How dare you raise worker's compensation, make sure conditions are safe, and promote an overall better work environment!?!?

    http://www.epi.org/page/-/old/briefi.../143/bp143.pdf
    Unions raise wages of unionized workers by roughly 20% and raise compensation, including both
    wages and benefits, by about 28%.
    Unions reduce wage inequality because they raise wages more for low- and middle-wage workers
    than for higher-wage workers, more for blue-collar than for white-collar workers, and more for
    workers who do not have a college degree.
    Strong unions set a pay standard that nonunion employers follow. For example, a high school
    graduate whose workplace is not unionized but whose industry is 25% unionized is paid 5% more
    than similar workers in less unionized industries.
    The impact of unions on total nonunion wages is almost as large as the impact on total union wages.
    The most sweeping advantage for unionized workers is in fringe benefits. Unionized workers
    are more likely than their nonunionized counterparts to receive paid leave, are approximately
    18% to 28% more likely to have employer-provided health insurance, and are 23% to 54%
    more likely to be in employer-provided pension plans.
    Unionized workers receive more generous health benefits than nonunionized workers. They also
    pay 18% lower health care deductibles and a smaller share of the costs for family coverage. In
    retirement, unionized workers are 24% more likely to be covered by health insurance paid for by
    their employer.
    Unionized workers receive better pension plans. Not only are they more likely to have a guaranteed
    benefit in retirement, their employers contribute 28% more toward pensions.
    Unionized workers receive 26% more vacation time and 14% more total paid leave (vacations and
    holidays).
    So evil! They must be destroyed!
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yeah! Damn unions. How dare you raise worker's compensation, make sure conditions are safe, and promote an overall better work environment!?!?

    http://www.epi.org/page/-/old/briefi.../143/bp143.pdf


    So evil! They must be destroyed!
    It is the taxpayers that pay and the Governor is representing the taxpayers in a proper way

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yeah! Damn unions. How dare you raise worker's compensation, make sure conditions are safe, and promote an overall better work environment!?!?

    http://www.epi.org/page/-/old/briefi.../143/bp143.pdf


    So evil! They must be destroyed!

    yeah! Yeah! Let's raise taxes, so we can afford those pay increases! That'll help!
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Hey, let's giv'em more money. They'll need to educate themselves.



    The historical illiteracy of Wisconsin teachers Hot Air
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    It is the taxpayers that pay and the Governor is representing the taxpayers in a proper way
    If that's what they taxpayers want, then they should receive it. I am only saying, poking fun at the very institutions that made America great and allowed our workers to be some of the happiest in the world is not a proper way.

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    yeah! Yeah! Let's raise taxes, so we can afford those pay increases! That'll help!
    That statement makes no sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Hey, let's giv'em more money. They'll need to educate themselves.



    The historical illiteracy of Wisconsin teachers Hot Air
    Yeah, there are always a few idiots in every crowd. At the Rally To Restore Sanity, some people missed the memo and brought serious signs. It was quite unfortunate, but it just goes to show that idiots ruin all the fun.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    If that's what they taxpayers want, then they should receive it. I am only saying, poking fun at the very institutions that made America great and allowed our workers to be some of the happiest in the world is not a proper way.



    That statement makes no sense.



    Yeah, there are always a few idiots in every crowd. At the Rally To Restore Sanity, some people missed the memo and brought serious signs. It was quite unfortunate, but it just goes to show that idiots ruin all the fun.
    I only hear democrats and unions complaining not the Taxpayers. I grew up in Wisconsin and the teachers and other state union members pay little for health insurance or pensions. The state must do what is right to balance the budget. The free ride is over

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I only hear democrats and unions complaining not the Taxpayers. I grew up in Wisconsin and the teachers and other state union members pay little for health insurance or pensions. The state must do what is right to balance the budget. The free ride is over
    Perhaps you forgot but democrats pay taxes too!

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