I was recently given the opportunity to sit down with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Mr. Trumka was very cordial and positive and had plenty to say about the state of the union and what started in Madison and has blossomed throughout the country and the world.
Mr. Trumka gladly took all of our questions [...]
It’s been reported that immediately following the Assembly Republicans’ vote to engross Gov. Walker’s union-busting budget proposal last Friday, Democratic State Rep. Gordon Hintz allegedly turned to Republican State Rep. Michelle Litjens and said, “You are F***king dead!” Yesterday Rep. Hintz apologized for his comment, and Rep. Litjens said she did not believe Hintz’ comments [...]
I know some conservatives have used a quote by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “proof” that even FDR was opposed to public employee unions, but let’s take a look at the full context of what FDR said about public employee unions, so that we can fully understand his thoughts on public employee unions (emphasis mine):
The lack of maturity that the majority party is showing amazes me. The fact that each day they seem to trump the childish acts they did the day before leaves me not only shaking my head but wondering what disgusting act tomorrow will bring.
Despite the fact that they continue to act childish, the [...]
If you were at the rallies in support of Wisconsin’s public employees over the past two weeks, or if you weren’t there but showed your support some other way, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a button for you. Tens of thousands have fought back and demonstrated inside and outside the Capitol. Sign up for [...]
Gov. Scott Walker has said that if his budget “repair” proposal isn’t passed soon, he will be forced to lay off 1,500 state employees, but we’ve heard that song and dance from Scott Walker before.
Remember two years ago when then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said he gave 180 Milwaukee County employees layoff notices (right [...]