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Wisconsin Legislators’s Pass Governor Walkers Law….


Wisconsin Assembly Passes Walker’s Anti-Union Bill


The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s bill to roll back the rights of public employee unions, capping off a month of protest and controversy that has gripped the state. The bill now heads to Walker for his signature.

The final vote count was 53-42. It followed Wednesday night’s passage in the Senate, and the surprise maneuver that Republicans had undertaken to move ahead on the anti-union provisions on their own. The GOP prepared a new bill that stripped out clearly fiscal elements, allowing them to move ahead without need for a three-fifths quorum required to vote on budget bills — though Democrats have argued that the bill still contains fiscal elements, and they could potentially challenge it on that basis.

In Thursday’s Assembly session — which was delayed due to a security lockdown of the Capitol — the Democrats, clad in specially printed orange T-shirts that declared their labor solidarity, delivered many speeches and lodged many motions, in part to register their protest and in part to delay the vote. By contrast, only a few Republicans spoke, speaking of their concerns about maintaining the state’s finances, making hard choices and avoiding layoffs by relieving the financial pressures on local governments.

A new series of battles in the state now seems all but assured. Democrats have pledged to recall the Republican members of the state Senate who are eligible, under the state law requiring at least one year of a term to be completed, and then to go after Walker next year.


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  1. The Wisconsin protests have brought up a fight that hasn’t been debated in a while: the right of the poor to collectively protect themselves against the rich. The Democratic party hasn’t been completely with the working man for a while, and it is good to finally see that they are coming around. The word union has taken on such a negative connotation. Americans are overwhelmingly in favor in favor of collective bargaining in an abstract way, but are against “unions”.
    I wrote an article about the Wisconsin situation here…

    Comment by atymins13 | March 10, 2011 | Reply

    • yes…..

      well the unions are going to the one’s organizing…..

      that IS what they do…..
      as individuals people would have no chance against government intent on denying them collective bargaining rights…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 10, 2011 | Reply

    • when you get a chance check out my other blog…things get very lively over there…..http://www.politicaldog101.com/

      maybe I can feature your posts there…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 10, 2011 | Reply

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