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Unions preparing general strike in Wisconsin?
hot air ^ | 2/22/11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/22/2011 12:47:05 PM PST by Nachum

Remember that public-sector strikes are illegal in Wisconsin; it’s 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 didn’t “call” for a strike, since members said they don’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: general; preparing; strike; unions; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 02/22/2011 12:47:11 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Bring it on. This is a fight worth having.


2 posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:20 PM PST by bkopto ("I like being President. And it turns out I'm pretty good at it." Barack Obama, February 2009)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:29 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Nachum
Fine. Dock their pay. It helps the bottom line and they aren't contributing that much anyway.
4 posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:37 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Nachum

Fire them all. There are millions of people who would love to have their jobs for less pay than they are making.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:39 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Nachum
Then fire every one of their asses!! In case the idiot liberals in this country have not been listening, we the people, ARE SICK OF THEIR SHIT!!!

The time for placating these unions is over!! Bring on the fight!! I am ready!!!

6 posted on 02/22/2011 12:50:24 PM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: Nachum

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.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 12:50:44 PM PST by NC28203
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To: Nachum
If they're state unions and they strike, let the governor do what Reagan did in the Eighties: FIRE THEM ALL.

What a beautiful move that was. Didn't see too much of that foolishness after that.

8 posted on 02/22/2011 12:51:11 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Nachum

Monkey obtains machine gun. The result is entertaining and entirely predictable. The monkey however feels the power and force is on his side.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 12:51:18 PM PST by blackdog
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To: KansasGirl
There are millions of people who would love to have their jobs for less pay than they are making.

Exactly!

Without collective bargaining these leaches would be toast.

10 posted on 02/22/2011 12:52:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

And what’s the result of this craziness? We look like Europe.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 12:52:36 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Nachum
Union power comes from their ability to exclude competition. They are essentially cartels. They are able to demand and win wages and benefits far in excess of prevailing market levels. They can do this because employers don't have the option of firing the union workers and replacing them with equally qualified people off the street.

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.

12 posted on 02/22/2011 12:52:41 PM PST by arista
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To: Nachum

Never had any particular desire to live in Europe, but I suppose, here we be...


13 posted on 02/22/2011 12:52:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

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.


14 posted on 02/22/2011 12:54:12 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: bkopto
IF the Unions try to pull this extortion scheme state-wide, there should be PLENTY of employment opportunities in Wisconsin for Midwesterners who want to be self-dependent, AND, advancing their careers on MERIT, instead of "longevity/Seniority".

I'm hoping a RICO Lawsuit and prosecution will ensue on those Union Bosses, too.

15 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:02 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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16 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum
Obama is already walking back his support. Too late Barry you pushed the Union button and should be prepared to piss off 87% of the nation.
17 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:26 PM PST by AU72
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To: Nachum

Good. Fire every striking tax eater. They can be replaced by anyone with a room temperature IQ.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:28 PM PST by Seruzawa (What's Democrat's legacy? Almost 1/2 million dead US soldiers and collapsed cities.)
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To: Nachum

FIRE/NO REHIRE


19 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:44 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Signalman
The old worn out formulas for public union justification just don't create the same efficacy like they used to?

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.

20 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:47 PM PST by blackdog
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