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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Rep) said Friday that he was willing to mobilize the state’s National Guard force in order to address the potential repercussions of his stated proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state employees.

Under Walker’s immediate plan, all collective bargaining rights would be removed for state and local public employees starting July 1, except when it comes to wages. But any salary increase they seek could be no more than the consumer price index, unless voters in the affected jurisdiction approved a higher raise. Go to the original…

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Michelle Kerr — 20 February 2011, 19:04www.GetOffYourButts.com

It’s about time someone is taking on the only way to get control of the biggest part of any state budget -benefits for public sector workers.

With 44 states (also includes Wash D.C.) suffering serious budget shortfall and many with unfunded liabilities it just has to happen.

willie — 21 February 2011, 11:18

Do you want layoffs or pay your fair share in benefits? Walker is doing what he needs to do.

Tegan Dowling — 22 February 2011, 14:26

The total compensation package (including benefits like pension and health insurance) of the average public sector employee in Wisconsin is only 95% of that of his or her counterpart (equivalent education, experience and level of responsibility) in the private sector. Public employees are already shouldering their share of the cutback burden.

This isn’t about the money — not for Walker, who’s all about busting unions — and not for the workers, who don’t want to lose the protections their unions provide.


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