Quick, when you think of a union guy do you picture a hard-working, average Joe toiling day in and day out at his job or do you picture a sophisticated lobbyist earning well over six-figures? The stereotype of the union that so many of us hold is downright false. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau determined […]
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What do you do when you don’t like a bill and don’t have the votes to stop it from passing? Why, you run away of course. That’s exactly what Senate democrats did today, abdicating their responsibility to their constituents to govern. Read more about the fleeing democrats here
February 17, 2011, Milwaukee, WI– On Thursday, thirteen Wisconsin school districts had to close their doors due to the number of teachers calling in sick. In fact, many of the sick teachers showed up in Madison today to protest the Budget Repair Bill. At issue are their salaries and pension plans. According to data from […]
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The controversial budget repair bill could be voted on in Madison Thursday. Today readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are invited to take a poll on how they would vote on the bill. So far readers support the budget repair bill 59% to 41%. To weigh in with your opinion, click here.
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 Walkers budget repair bills is akin to legalized slavery, you might think public employees are […]
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 […]
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 […]
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent had to close school on Wednesday after 40% of the 2,600 members of the teachers union had called in sick and more were expected to do so through Wednesday morning. Forty percent of 2,600 teachers is 1,040 teachers taking a paid sick day to […]
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.