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Walker Should Bring Criminal Charges Against Teachers
My Diseased Brain ^ | February 17, 2011 | Vanity

Posted on 02/17/2011 1:21:39 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets

Since Wisconsin teachers called in "sick" and later appeared at political rallies at the statehouse and appeared on TV, haven't they violated criminal statutes and shouldn't the governor have criminal charges brought against them, and have them fired. Forthwith?

Isn't it against the law for a civil servant to make a false health claim and absent ones self from one's place of work? Criminal malingering.


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: publicsectorunions; teachersunion; unioncorruption; unions; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 02/17/2011 1:21:41 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

imagine you called in sick and then appeared on the news, very healthy at say, a baseball game or other event?

what do you think your employer would do?


2 posted on 02/17/2011 1:23:37 PM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

How about those so called “public servants” using state property, a school bus, to make their get away?

Fire them all, thieves and punks, the lot of them.


3 posted on 02/17/2011 1:24:32 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: sappy

My employer has a happy and well earned reputation for siccing private investigators on people who make shady disability and workman’s comp claims.


4 posted on 02/17/2011 1:26:11 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Well, what about the DEMOCRAT State Senators who abandoned their positions?

I’d like to see penalties such as $1,000 per day per legislator up to removal from office for more than about 3 days of this bullcrap.


5 posted on 02/17/2011 1:29:45 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Fire each person that called in sick. Put out an advertisement to universities asking for recent grads or those graduating in May, willing to teach. By next Sept they will have a whole bunch of new teachers, excited, young, motivated, and cheap.
Then other state Governors should invite the head of the teachers union to join him for a press conference, point to Wisconsin, and request they too go on strike.
6 posted on 02/17/2011 1:30:25 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I hope Walker stands his ground, but no GOP politician today has the guts like Reagan had to fire the Union thugs.


7 posted on 02/17/2011 1:31:23 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Since Wisconsin teachers called in "sick"

and yet they still get paid. Anyone know how many sick days/yr these so-called "teachers" receive?

8 posted on 02/17/2011 1:34:19 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

According to a coworker, whose ex-wife is a teacher, they’re calling in to take a day of unpaid leave, which gets around that issue.


9 posted on 02/17/2011 1:35:46 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

my old roomate in college called in sick and then was on the front page of the sports section catching a home run ball that ended that particular game! when he showed up to work, the sports section was taped to his cube wall with a note. please come see HR immediatley.


10 posted on 02/17/2011 1:35:46 PM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: tennmountainman

I don’t know what Scott may do. He is a very principled man. He gave himself a pay cut when he became County Exec.

I worked on the Dole campaign in ‘96. Scott gave his office to the Dole campaign for the duration. The people who volunteered there were Scott’s volunteers. They came in faithfully to stuff envelopes and deliver yard signs. And they loved Scott Walker, whom they had elected to the WI State Assembly when he was 27 years old.


11 posted on 02/17/2011 1:36:33 PM PST by chickadee
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Criminal charges, probably not. But they’ve certainly opened themselves up for administrative punishment up to and including dismissal. Sadly, I doubt any school administrators will have the stones to fire the teachers, because they are part of the problem as well (most of them making $100k+ and having even more massive benefits). And school boards will more than likely also not do their job here.

While it’s a nice thought for Governor Walker to go Ronaldus Magnus Maximus and PATCO the teachers into the unemployment line, I doubt it’s going to happen. I’m not sure he even has the authority to do it.

}:-)4


12 posted on 02/17/2011 1:36:33 PM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Anybody wanna take a guess at what Ronald Reagan would have done? Anyone? Anyone?


13 posted on 02/17/2011 1:36:55 PM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: sappy

That has happened more than once during day games at Wrigley Field.


14 posted on 02/17/2011 1:38:44 PM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Guilty, hang them.


15 posted on 02/17/2011 1:40:17 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

they’re union, a written warning is about the worst punishment they’ll get.


16 posted on 02/17/2011 1:40:45 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

It may not be criminal but it is certainly actionable. If enough taxpayers demand that these malingerers get fired, they will be. It’s ridiculous to think that taxpayers have to support the very people who are defying their wishes. THEY work for US, not vice versa.


17 posted on 02/17/2011 1:41:33 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

A student who said they were sick and then it was found out that that day was a Senior Skip Day would potentially be in a position to be suspended or not allowed to graduate.


18 posted on 02/17/2011 1:44:51 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"Walker Should Bring Criminal Charges Against Teachers"

Walker could do several things. He could, (if he has their photos at the rally), fire them for openly and recklessly abusing school policy, LYING to the school authorities, setting a very bad example for the students, and abusing the public trust who pay the teachers' salaries. -- Or he could demand they get a doctor's note declaring they were examined that day, or the day before, and their 'sickness' needs to be clearly described by the physician. -- Stand strong Mr. Walker, stand strong.

19 posted on 02/17/2011 1:45:46 PM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: knittnmom

Ohhh, personal time. Doesn’t that require pre-approval?


20 posted on 02/17/2011 1:50:38 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: upsdriver

In Texas, on top of the various long vacation periods, my wife gets 10 payed sick days from the state and 5 from her district every year and they accrue without limit. At her school it is not uncommon for teachers nearing retirement to have a year’s worth of sick leave built up. They have some minor surgery and just never come back to work, retiring when the sick time runs out.


21 posted on 02/17/2011 1:52:17 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The Teacher’s Union contract in Malden prohibits the attendance of teachers to be reported to HR in city Hall.


22 posted on 02/17/2011 1:56:52 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jiminycricket000; Lonesome in Massachussets
Walker could do several things. He could, (if he has their photos at the rally), fire them for openly and recklessly abusing school policy, LYING to the school authorities, setting a very bad example for the students, and abusing the public trust who pay the teachers' salaries. -- Or he could demand they get a doctor's note declaring they were examined that day, or the day before, and their 'sickness' needs to be clearly described by the physician. -- Stand strong Mr. Walker, stand strong.

First, he could do nothing in a blanket fashion. Second, he would have to ascertain the reason given for each teacher's absence for all the teachers absent on the day in question. If a teacher took a personal day or an unpaid day of leave, there is nothing that could be done against that teacher. The investigation into each of the absent teachers would take thousands of hours of investigation and report writing time. This would cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The governor would then be hit with accusations of being the wastrel of public funds he is criticizing.
23 posted on 02/17/2011 1:57:46 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Walker Should Bring Criminal Charges Against Teachers

No need to do that, just stop paying them.

24 posted on 02/17/2011 2:43:15 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Doesn’t really sound like a criminal offense to me. More like a civil issue. The state should dock their pay, and discipline them. There are probably terms in the contract about how teachers can be disciplined, and those need to be followed, but they should treat them as harshly as the contract allows.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 2:44:18 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: Jolla

I’m a teacher. Sometimes health problems happen. (forgive me, but I never wanted it)


26 posted on 02/17/2011 4:01:47 PM PST by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: the lastbestlady

Yes sometimes they do, my wife teaches third grade and was sick Monday.

I am sure the students of Wisconsin have learned a lesson they will not soon forget.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 4:20:26 PM PST by Jolla
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To: aruanan
"The governor would then be hit with accusations of being the wastrel of public funds he is criticizing."

Then he could simply do that which the unions are forcing him to do, fire 5,000 of their members to balance the budget.

Just a thought, I wonder if a state referendem, (vote), on the Governor's plan would give him more political capital to do what he needs to do? The people who pay these so-called "little people" are now making less than the "little people" are. So there is a new class of "little people", it is the PRIVATE SECTOR workers who pay these overpayed union thugs and dumbed-down cretens who are posing as "teachers".

28 posted on 02/20/2011 12:01:39 PM PST by jiminycricket000
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