Skip to comments.Walker Should Bring Criminal Charges Against Teachers
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.
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?
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.
My employer has a happy and well earned reputation for siccing private investigators on people who make shady disability and workman’s comp claims.
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.
I hope Walker stands his ground, but no GOP politician today has the guts like Reagan had to fire the Union thugs.
and yet they still get paid. Anyone know how many sick days/yr these so-called "teachers" receive?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anybody wanna take a guess at what Ronald Reagan would have done? Anyone? Anyone?
That has happened more than once during day games at Wrigley Field.
Guilty, hang them.
they’re union, a written warning is about the worst punishment they’ll get.
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.
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.
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.
Ohhh, personal time. Doesn’t that require pre-approval?
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.
The Teacher’s Union contract in Malden prohibits the attendance of teachers to be reported to HR in city Hall.
No need to do that, just stop paying them.
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.
I’m a teacher. Sometimes health problems happen. (forgive me, but I never wanted it)
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.
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".