This is cool: On Monday, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Street Dogs and other musicians will join teachers, students, community members, religious leaders in the state capitol to rally against Gov. Walker’s radical proposals against workers and their union. They will call for policies that support the middle class and leaders who will respect the freedom [...]
As I was surfing across the intertubes, I came across something interesting regarding the five states that do not allow collective bargaining for educators. Curiously, the five states that expressly forbid collective bargaining for teachers have some of the lowest average ACT scores in the United States.
State ACT Score National Rank South Carolina [...]
Rick Unger at Forbes magazine one of the major “mainstream” business publications calls out Governor Scott Walker as a tool of the Koch Brothers in his article “Koch Brothers Behind Wisconsin Efforts to Kill Public Unions”. In this must read article, you can see why stubernator Walker has put his foot down on breaking the unions as part of his budget repair bill even when those same unions have agreed to his financial demands – supposedly the reason he’s taking action against them. [...]
This is a little off the subject of the Union Busting tactics by Scott Walker and the progressive movement he has sparked. This story from CBS is a nice example of the regulation problem of which the WMC and scott walker speaks of. It is very important to de-regulate industries like this so that they [...]
Milwaukee County Executive candidate Chris Abele has sent Gov. Scott Walker an open letter sharing his concerns about Walker’s attempt to weaken public employee unions as a part of the budget “repair” bill proposed by Walker.
Here’s the letter: Dear Governor Walker:
Over the years, you and I have been able to work together on [...]
…says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s PolitiFact: Where does that leave us?
In arguing the changes would be modest, Walker cited the civil service system and said “collective bargaining is fully in tact.” However, Walker himself has outlined how his budget-repair bill would limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees.
Indeed, it’s that provision that [...]