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    Default Wis. governor halts plans to implement collective bargaining law

    Wis. governor halts plans to implement collective bargaining law

    March 31, 2011
    Protesters march outside the state Capitol on March 12 in Madison .
    MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay.

    Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, who had issued an order intended to block implementation of the law while she considered a challenge to its legitimacy and warned of sanctions for noncompliance, amended her order Thursday to clarify that the law had not taken effect, as Republican leaders argued it had.

    The governor's top aide, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, later issued a statement saying Walker would comply with Sumi's order and halt preparations that were under way to begin deducting money from most public workers' paychecks,

    http://www.gmtoday.com/news/front/topstory01.asp

    Looks like Scott Walker is doing a two step backwards.

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    Why can't they just vote on the original bill now that the democrats are back in town?

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    RK, what is the real reason the Police and Fire Fighters are not included in the law Walker is trying to slip through into the books??????????? Aren't they public employees also??????????????????? could it be that some of the Police and Fire fighters support him??? Or-----------

    The bill smacks of political favoritism for public safety unions that supported Walker’s election bid last year and sets up new haves and have-nots in Wisconsin government, said Paul Secunda, a Marquette University professor who specializes in labor law.

    "That’s called ’thank you, I got your back,’" Secunda said. "There’s no surprise there.

    Walker collected endorsements from the Milwaukee Police Association, the West Allis Professional Police Association, the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters and the Wisconsin Troopers Association during his campaign. And on Tuesday the governor announced he had hired Steven Fitzgerald, father of state Senate and Assembly majority leaders Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald - two figures Walker absolutely needs to advance his agenda through the Legislature - as State Patrol superintendent.

    Translation: payback, according to Joe Wineke, former chairman of the state Democratic Party who served as former Gov. Jim Doyle’s chief union negotiator.

    "No question in my mind. This isn’t rocket science," Wineke said.

    http://www.thenorthwestern.com/artic...itical-payback
    Last edited by Roger Perry; 04-01-2011 at 01:00 PM.

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    I'll show it again....





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    Scary isn't it!!!!!


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