Why WI Collective Bargaining Had To Go

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  1. Flagwavrusa
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    Flagwavrusa "Stop complainin!"

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    Collective bargaining, which is helping to bankrupt the state, allows unions to strong arm outrageous concessions from the government that no private sector employee could hope for. These include:

    1) Paying retirees $10,000 a year for doing no work.

    2) Paying employees $6,000 a year just to carry a pager.

    3) Free Viagra.

    4) Reinstating an employee caught watching porn in the office.

    A longer list of usurious collectively-bargained benefits:

    Strange But True Provisions of Collective Bargaining

    It's no wonder that Wisconsin taxpayers, earning substantially less on average than state employees, but who unions insist must be taxed to pay for state workers' extravagant compensation, voted conservatives like Governor Walker into office with a mandate to restore the balance between public and private sector pay.
     
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    Someone else on this board corrected my line of thinking on this recently. While the unions do in fact make outlandish demands, it is those who agree to such demands that need to carry the bulk of the blame. GM for instance. In WI, it appears maybe someone has finally said "no more", and it has been a LONG time coming, IMHO.
     
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    You got that right Yank. OH, Ind and other States are following suite. CC in NJ is giving it his all as well.

    Bout damned time.

    I'm sure NY and Cali and others who are drowing in Union bargains wish they could do the same.
     
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    Retirees don't work??

    What an outrage
     
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    $833 a month is all they get for retirement and now the Republicans have taken that away?

    The war on teachers continues...how sad.
     
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    I think, as far as teachers go, they actually make 60 percent of whatever their average salary was for their last 3 years of work. So so sad.
     
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    I'm a former teacher and that is about right. My pension was supposed to be for the rest of my life and my state just put a 30 year limit to it. I have used 10 years and have 20 years left. That will put me at 83 since I am on disability and then I'm done. What do I do then? No Social Security for me! Future Homeless One.
     
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    They don't care if you end up on the street, you know.
     
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    The average life expectancy in the US is 78.4, so you should be okay.
     
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    And if not....cat food is cheaper than real tuna.
     

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