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Wis. governor says protests haven't swayed him

Wis. governor says protests haven't swayed him

POSTED: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:51am

UPDATED: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 1:54pm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the two weeks of protests in the state capital haven't swayed his resolve to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

Leaders of Wisconsin's largest public workers' unions have capitulated to Walker's demands for their members to cover more of their pension and health care benefits to help close Wisconsin's budget deficit.

But Walker said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that stripping the workers of collective bargaining rights is necessary to give the state the flexibility to get its finances in order.

Democratic and union leaders say the attack on collective bargaining is an attempt to undermine the unions and weaken the Democratic Party base.

Walker also says he thinks some of the 14 state Senators who fled the capital will return soon.


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Did you enjoy a paid day off on Labor Day or receive Holiday pay if you worked on Labor Day or any holiday. If you did THANK THE UNIONS.
If you hate unions and worker rights then give that money you received back to your employer.

This study conducted in those 40 of the 165 countries sounds like what the Republicans are attempting here. Are the Republicans actualy Communist?

By NGO MENGHAK, Newsbreak
Posted at 09/01/2010 9:26 PM | Updated as of 09/01/2010 9:26 PM
MANILA, Philippines—Communist-run nations around the world have been striking down workers’ rights and repressing labor unions.
The Freedom House recently issued its report, which examines the global state of worker and trade union rights in 2009. The study assesses the state of workers’ rights in 165 countries. Of the 165 countries, 40 countries were Very Repressive and had communist ran governments.

H.AMDT.64 to H.R.1 An amendment numbered 410 printed in the Congressional Record to eliminate funding for the National Labor Relations Board.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 2/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2011 House amendment not agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment (A054) Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 250 (Roll no. 75).
the United States House of Representatives by Tom Price (Republican) since 2005.

If they beat Obama in 2012 you can bet your bottom dollar they will reverse workers rights for their corporate political contributors. How would you like for your children to grow up and be treated like a slave by their employer and have no recourse?

Sure is funny that this Republican Governor started his assult on the workers on February 16, 2011 & the Republicans of the U.S. House of Congress on February 17th attempted to defund the National Labor Relations Board that enforces labor laws that protect workers. The U.S. attemot failed because 60 Repubs. sided with Dems. Looks like a Repub. organized attack on workers 31 of 32 Tx. Congressmen supported this attack. WORKERS NEED TO VOTE THE REPUBS OUT IN 2012!!!!

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