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huntinman
04-28-2011, 09:26 AM
A Liberal state no less!!

House votes to restrict unions
Measure would curb bargaining on health care
April 27, 2011|By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff

Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, said the union… (M. McDonald for the Boston Globe)House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.

The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights.

Unions fought hard to stop the bill, launching a radio ad that assailed the plan and warning legislators that if they voted for the measure, they could lose their union backing in the next election. After the vote, labor leaders accused House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and other Democrats of turning their backs on public employees.

road kill
04-28-2011, 09:30 AM
A Liberal state no less!!

House votes to restrict unions
Measure would curb bargaining on health care
April 27, 2011|By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff

Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, said the union… (M. McDonald for the Boston Globe)House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.

The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights.

Unions fought hard to stop the bill, launching a radio ad that assailed the plan and warning legislators that if they voted for the measure, they could lose their union backing in the next election. After the vote, labor leaders accused House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and other Democrats of turning their backs on public employees.

QUICK!!!!!

Everybody get your 5 gal pails and wooden spoons and beat them!!:D


RK

M&K's Retrievers
04-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Maybe, just maybe, the country as a whole are pulling their heads out of their arses.

road kill
04-28-2011, 10:09 AM
Maybe, just maybe, the country as a whole are pulling their heads out of their arses.

At the state levels, I am afraid there are only a small handful at the Federal level who get it.

Paul Ryan had some townhalls in his district here in WI yesterday.
The unions sent out e-mail blasts and "robo-calls" to thousands.

They then issued some news releases that the meetings were being disrupted.

Totally innaccurate.
I guess the meetings were well attnded, and the crowds were well behaved.
Questions were asked respectfully.
People who were not for his proposals said his PPt was excellent and explained his position in a manner they had not seen prior.

One group did shout, Ryan asked them to step to the mic and ask their questions or leave.
That behaviour helps no one.
They left.

In Kenosha WI the estimate was about 50 protestors, the Union uproar is dieing donw here, people have had enough.

There are several other dirty tricks being performed by the unions here, not working.

Anyone hear about the union thugs "sticker campaign??":rolleyes:

Even union heads of various locals are now asking the public not to judge all unions & their leaders by the behaviour of the few.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2711732/posts
Targets: Johnsonville Brats (the BEST), Sargento Cheese, Coors Beer & Angel Soft Toilet Paper

The people are speaking!!!


RK

Eric Johnson
04-28-2011, 10:33 AM
Right...a boycott of brats and beer. That oughta go well.

Eric

Roger Perry
04-28-2011, 10:34 AM
At the state levels, I am afraid there are only a small handful at the Federal level who get it.

Paul Ryan had some townhalls in his district here in WI yesterday.
The unions sent out e-mail blasts and "robo-calls" to thousands.

They then issued some news releases that the meetings were being disrupted.

Totally innaccurate.
I guess the meetings were well attnded, and the crowds were well behaved.
Questions were asked respectfully.
People who were not for his proposals said his PPt was excellent and explained his position in a manner they had not seen prior.

One group did shout, Ryan asked them to step to the mic and ask their questions or leave.
That behaviour helps no one.
They left.

In Kenosha WI the estimate was about 50 protestors, the Union uproar is dieing donw here, people have had enough.

There are several other dirty tricks being performed by the unions here, not working.
Even union heads of various locals are now asking the public not to judge all unions & their leaders by the behaviour of the few.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2711732/posts
Targets: Johnsonville Brats (the BEST), Sargento Cheese, Coors Beer & Toilet Paper

The people are speaking!!!

Anyone hear about the union thugs "sticker campaign??"

RK

Even local elections are affected by Walker's decision to bust unions.

"Republican state Rep. Kathy Bernier won the primary, then voted twice for Walker's collective bargaining law. She lost the general election by 37 votes.
Bernier said there were no clear signs that backing Walker cost her the race, but she did see one yard sign calling for her recall. And during door-to-door visits, someone asked a friend who accompanied her if he had voted for Walker.
When her friend replied yes, the homeowner slammed the door.
In Outagamie County, just south of Green Bay, former Republican state Treasurer Jack Voight began his run for county executive by playing up his associations with Walker. But after the collective bargaining battle broke out, those ties became a liability. He lost to Democrat Tom Nelson."

"In the state's southeast corner, Racine County Supervisor Ken Hall introduced a resolution asking Walker to back off the union changes at the height of Hall's race for county executive post against Jim Ladwig, whose mother served in the Wisconsin Assembly as a Republican alongside Walker. Ladwig ended up winning."

With Republican Governors passing laws against unions and taking money out of teachers and public employees pockets I cannot imagine them being happy with the Republican Party and voting for them when the 2012 elections come around.;-)

road kill
04-28-2011, 10:44 AM
Right...a boycott of brats and beer. That oughta go well.

Eric

Yeah, beer, brats and TP.

WTH are they thinking???:D


RK

M&K's Retrievers
04-28-2011, 11:05 AM
Obama apparently wants class warfare but not the way he wants. Instead of rich vs. poor, it's union/public employees vs. everybody else.

Wouldn't that be a riot regards,