Collective bargaining "rights"??

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    Just about every headline I have read about the proposed budget changes in Wisconsin mentions Collective Bargaining "rights". I am NOT the sharpest tack in the box, and after extensive Google searches, can find no LAW that stipulates such rights. What am I missing?
     
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    The intentions of propagandists?
     
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    I did find this!

    United States labor law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So....basically, these public sector workers have no collective bargaining "rights". Please carry on, Governor!
     
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    Wisconsin passed a law in 1959 giving the public sector employees bargaining rights.

    (I'm looking for the text of it)
     
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    That's consistent with what I've heard reported as well.

    But, what the state giveth, the state can taketh away.

    That's why it's so important that the Constitution is based on Natural Law not the power of the state. The rights acknowledged in the Constitution are natural rights not rights granted by the state and therefore cannot be removed from the people by the state. If they are, then the people maintain the ultimate right to revolution and the 2nd Amendment preserves the means.

    Not that Wisconsin is anything like a revolution, I just wanted complete the thought. :)
     
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    But, there are no collective bargaining rights for public sector employees in the Constitution.
     
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    That's correct!

    What does that tell you? It should tell you that there is no natural right to collective bargaining. Even St. Roosevelt didn't think it was a good idea for public sector employees to have collective bargaining rights. It's a bad idea and the time has come to extinguish it.
     
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    I think they have a right to do that. As in, they can as a group protest their work environment and demand another agreement.

    But by that same logic, their employer has a right to then fire their spoiled asses and hire someone else who will actually be grateful for a job and show up for work.
     
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    It is not a right. It was earned thru contract negotians and people striking and such. Which we will see lots more of as times get tougher.

    It is no more of a right than is a corporations ability to donate money to political causes.
     
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