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Madison Mayor Cieslewicz Asks Important Question About Crazed Governor Walker’s Plans To Harm State Workers

February 12, 2011

There are far more questions than answers when it comes to the most asinine proposal ever to be made under the Wisconsin Capitol dome.    I mean it….EVER!

That Governor Walker, a man without a college degree, wants to limit  public employee labor agreements to wages only, require unions to recertify themselves every year by a vote of their members, prohibit the collection of union dues from everyone who benefits from union representation, and force local governments to impose a one-size-fits-all employee contribution for health insurance and pensions is simply appalling.

The storm that is brewing as a result of the announcement on Friday is going to howl across the state. 

But before the gales start in earnest next week ones needs to ask a series of questions.  One of them was voiced by Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.   Dave, as we affectionately call him in Madison, is right on target when asking why split our neighbors and communities?

And, oddly, those provisions wouldn’t apply to police and fire unions, which could maintain their current bargaining rights. I’m all for allowing that for police officers and firefighters, but then why shouldn’t those rules apply to snow plow operators, parks workers, and other employees? Why single out some municipal employees, driving a wedge between people who work for the same city?

Might it have anything to do with political favors that Walker is now giving out?   Just asking…….

One Comment
  1. Holly permalink
    February 12, 2011 1:38 PM

    This is no surprise! He has a lot more scary bills to pass.

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