Skip to comments.Unions preparing general strike in Wisconsin?
Posted on 02/22/2011 12:47:05 PM PST by Nachum
Remember that public-sector strikes are illegal in Wisconsin; its why a few doctors have been holding open-air clinics in Madison to give out notes excusing protestors from work. Unions in Madison now propose to drop the pretense and declare wildcat strikes if the legislature passes the budget-repair bill that will limit collective bargaining and transform the public sector workplace into open shops:
If Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans pass a budget repair bill that restricts union rights, labor groups in Madison said they would endorse the entire of a general strike of unions around the state.
The South Central Federation of Labor endorsed the idea of a strike at its meeting Monday night, but they didnt call for a strike, since members said they dont have the power to do so.
There are a couple of caveats to this movement, however. First, the unions want assurances from locals outside of Madison that they will follow suit. If other locals have the same kind of suicidal enthusiasm, then the strike will move forward. If not, then this is just talk.
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Bring it on. This is a fight worth having.
All that is happening in WI recently, and which is spreading to other states, is very bad news for the Dems. If the Republicans stand on their principles in this matter, there will be a massive turnout for the GOP in Nov. 2012.
Fire them all. There are millions of people who would love to have their jobs for less pay than they are making.
The time for placating these unions is over!! Bring on the fight!! I am ready!!!
It will be interesting to see if the police and firefighters unions join them. They have been exempted from the current efforts to roll back collective bargaining.
What a beautiful move that was. Didn't see too much of that foolishness after that.
Monkey obtains machine gun. The result is entertaining and entirely predictable. The monkey however feels the power and force is on his side.
Without collective bargaining these leaches would be toast.
And what’s the result of this craziness? We look like Europe.
The solution is to eliminate their collective bargaining. If unions don't like it and start trouble, fire them and hire people who are willing to work from the millions of unemployed out there.
Never had any particular desire to live in Europe, but I suppose, here we be...
Fire them. I bet you would have 100,000 people apply for their jobs in a day. Do a cattle call for hiring. The state would be flooded with more people looking for work than strikers.
I'm hoping a RICO Lawsuit and prosecution will ensue on those Union Bosses, too.
Good. Fire every striking tax eater. They can be replaced by anyone with a room temperature IQ.
The public is pissed and every time the unions run their mouth they just dig deeper. The media keeps throwing them lifelines to no avail.
Guess that would include a Tax-Payer Strike, pay no taxes........
Good, show the people how worthless they are.
We are worse than Europe. They do not elect muslims to destroy their countries. Blair/Browne were pretty close.
call their bluff, put in place a contigency plan - new students ready to graduate in education - student teaching have them be prepared to step into the jobs. keep in mind let the strike runout till the union benefits run out the unions funds are exhausted. then the teachers request to come to the table - so tough you went out on strike, the union supported you, guess what go to your union and ask for jobs there are people whom are doing your jobs at a whole less in pay and the students test results prove that they are doiing their jobs. go back to your union and ask for your money back. because the taxpayers of this state are fed up.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you! Regards, John Q Public, of Wisconsin.
Call up Caterpillar if they need any resource info.
They did a fine job of roughing up the UAW.
Ask the Harley Davidson workers in Tomahawk.
Going on a general strike will punish the public,
which a lot of folks said was the next step for the left.
Now, of course, this will just harden Americans’ hearts to boot them further out of power.
There is a ton of stuff that Wisc’s GOP legislature could do right now. They could change teacher certification law. They could bar teacher unions from collective bargaining. Etc. But they don’t seem to be doing squat. Oh...they’re letting their Dem. colleagues vote by phone, apparently.
I said this last week—if the legislator and the governor didn’t take decisive steps quickly, they would lose this fight. I still expect that to happen.
I would tell them to go ahead and strike. They will get awful hungry in a few weeks.
Up in Canada we are constantly at the mercy of the so-called educators.
Make up some signs that say “GET YOUR ASSES BACK TO CLASSES”. They don’t like it a bit.
Pass a law that any public employee who engages in a strike can be immediately fired.
Pass "At Will" employment.
Pass Voter ID and Vermont-style CCW while you're at it.
Fire them all!
Do it you bath turds. You are just making AMERICA more angry than it already is about all this cr@p!
It appears the union strategy is to cause the Republicans to fold (or compromise as they often do) before the general public rises up against the unions. This strategy has so far not worked ... so they’re going to take it up a couple of notches.
And no unemployment. Let them move to CA or NY or whatever blue states remain, and apply for gubmint work.
What is it called when they don’t show up for work if not a strike?
” What is it called when they dont show up for work if not a strike? “
We could have a Reagan moment just around the bend.
There could be some great garage sales coming up in Wisconsin.
What happened? I remember HD was going to close up in WI unless the union gave concessions. I am not sure what you are talking about. Thanks.
Oh yeah. Go for it.
Take it out on everyone why don’tcha?
With sympathy protests all over the country today, Democrat legislators fleeing their offices, and protesters outside FOX, it's clear that a union-organized assault on the nation is underway.
It isn't hard to connect the dots, given that Trumpka "talks to the White House" every day.
A general strike seems like a logical next step.
This is going to go over worse than national health. They're doubling down on disaster.
Remember how depressed we were at Odumbo's inaugural? Who would have thought that the rats would be imploding just 2-1/2 years later?
Never give up.
I’m keeping the faith, my friend, that conservative principles in clear alignment with traditional American ideals and values will ultimately prevail.
I’d be stocking up some groceries if I lived up there.
I believe the numbers were 175,000 public sector employees and 96,000 teachers,hmmmmmmmm didn’t Governor Walker say he would create 250,000 jobs? I’m just sayin’
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
The union gave concessions. H-D stayed.