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Question About State Workers Many Are Asking This Weekend

February 12, 2011

One question that seems to pop up over and over in the dinner and phone conversation with friends and neighbors as we all try to get a better handle on Governor Walker’s insanity over state workers and bargaining agreements is this:

If Governor Walker, the man without a college degree, eliminates the rights of state employee unions to undertake collective bargaining, would that not void the legislation that allowed for it in the first place?  In so doing would that then mean unions would be free to strike?   Then one step further in this line of questioning is how could Mr. Smartypants with the High IQ  in the East Wing think he could fire state workers?

  1. Marion permalink
    February 14, 2011 1:54 PM

    Our Gov. here in Maine is attacking state workers and teachers in the retirement benifit. He’s working to change the age to match the gov’t so no one can retire til age 65. teachers here can retire now after 30 yrs teaching. that’s going to change if he can get the legislation through for all future teachers.

  2. February 13, 2011 9:24 AM

    No, they’re not repealing all the legislation that gave public employees collective bargaining rights; they’re simply amending certain parts of it. Public employees will still be prohibited from striking, and the new law would also make it possible for employees to be fired immediately for three consecutive unexcused absences.

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