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What’s Really in Those Union Contracts

If you listened to the chants on the steps of the state capital, one might believe that public employees are treated awfully poorly in Wisconsin. If you listen to the statements made by politicians and union leaders that say Governor Walker’s budget repair bills is akin to “legalized slavery,” you might think public employees are […]

Policy

What’s the Alternative to Passing the Budget Repair Bill

Public sector employees and unions continue to descend on Madison to protest the budget repair bill, that calls for public sector employees to contribute five percent to their pension and 12 percent to their healthcare in order to allow the state to pay its bills for fiscal 2011 and lay a foundation for the 2011-2013 […]

Policy

How Private Sector and Public Sector Benefits Compare

February 16, 2011-Today the Assembly may vote on the budget repair bill that has generated massive protests in Madison by public sector employees and their unions.  The uproar is over the fact that the bill would have government workers contribute five percent toward their pensions, about the national average, and pay 12 percent of the […]

Organizations

Union Answer to Fixing the Budget Deficit

Footage taken by Media Trackers inside the Wisconsin State Capital during the union protest of Governor Walker’s budget repair bill. The protesters are chanting “tax, tax, tax the rich, we can fix the deficit.” This appears to the be the union answer to the $3.6 billion budget deficit in Wisconsin.

Policy

What Public Sector Benefits are Costing You

February 16, 2011-Today the legislator is set to vote on Gov. Walker’s controversial budget repair bill.  A feature of the bill is the changes that will occur for individuals in unions and receiving public sector benefits.  Protests have raged all week in Madison as these public sector employees and unions try and defend and retain […]

Organizations

Signs From Union Rally in Madison-2/15/11

Check out this sampling of signs from the union rally to oppose the Budget Repair Bill. Apparently asking public employees to modestly contribute to their pensions makes Governor Scott Walker akin to mass murderers like Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Hosni Mubarak. So much for the “age of civility.”

Policy

It’s Time to Urge Your Legislators to Stand Firm on Fiscal Values

This week The Joint Finance committee is set to begin public hearings on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill with possible action by the legislator as early as Thursday. The fast-tracked bill is designed to address the state budget and its anticipated $137 million shortfall this year and up to $3.6 billion shortfall over […]

Campaigns

Is Chris Abele Really the Best Option?

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsed Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive believing Abele “has the best chance to fix what’s broken.” The endorsement heaps praise on Abele’s experience and vision, declaring that he could be a “game changer.” “His vision for setting aside parochial interests and working together is admirable.” It appears that the Milwaukee […]