Governor To Cut Collective Baragaining.

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    "During a visit Tuesday to Wausau, Gov. Scott Walker defended his proposal to strip most collective bargaining rights from public employees....outline his plan to limit unions' negotiating powers.

    ... his eventual goal is to make Wisconsin a "right-to-work" state in which payment of union dues can't be made a condition for employment where organized labor is represented.

    [Republican Scott] Suder, a 13-year member of the Assembly, described the plan as "painful to legislate" because it asks people to pay more toward their benefits while the economy still is struggling. But he said Walker's proposal is needed to address a projected $3.7 billion budget deficit.

    Suder said he would consider changes raised by other state lawmakers, such as adjusting the proportion of health insurance premiums and pensions that employees would be required to pay. Under Walker's proposal, public employees would pay 12.6 percent of their health care premiums and contribute 5.6 percent of their annual salaries to pensions."No one likes to say, 'we're going to be paying more' -- if you look at the national average, I don't understand the argument as to how this is going to be more painful than losing jobs and massive layoffs," Suder said."
    Gov. Scott Walker defends budget plan during Wausau visit | wausaudailyherald.com | Wausau Daily Herald
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    This is going to hurt a lot of hard working folks, but the blame should be laid at the feet of the union leaders and public officials, including our President, who have shown disrespect for wokers and employers in the public sector...

    It is unfortunate that needed adjustments can't be more gradual, but the pendulum swings...
     
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    Trying that here in Ohio too! About dam time! :clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    Great. Get more people working for less money. Get more people into that half of the American households who pay NO federal income taxes. That'll really help.
     
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    I have lived in "right to work" states.
    It turns out be more an employers rights thing not employees.

    Beware of any law with a good sounding name.
     
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    Yes another one who understands. This is a corporate led race to the bottom.
    Get used to living with less folks.
     
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    Good for him.
    There is no reason that public sector workers should have collective bargaining rights or unions to begin with.
     
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    So some of you don't want people to have the choice of whether or not to join a union?
     
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    Salaries are based on the deamnd for the position in a free market.
    They dont like the salary, dont take the job.

    It must be tough being you. So pessimistic. So angry. So wrapped up in the fear of being taken advantage of.

    So pathetic.
     
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    Let's see how "peaceful" the left is in Wisconsin now.
     

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