Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Wis. layoff notices coming Friday
Posted on 03/03/2011 3:22:03 PM PST by tatown
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that he will issue layoff notices to 1,500 state workers on Friday if his proposal forcing them to pay more for benefits and taking away nearly all their collective bargaining rights isn't passed by then.
Walker also said in an interview with The Associated Press that he is negotiating with Democrats who stymied passage of the bill by leaving the state for changes to the proposal that would get them to return. Walker said he won't compromise on the collective bargaining issue or anything that saves the state money.
"I can't take any of that off the table," he said
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Walker kept trying to play nice. Since when do the Democrats care? He should have done this the day the fleabaggers hit the road.
...enjoy the time with your family, you can thank the democratic party for leading you down this path....SUCKERS!
Yep, elections have consequences. LMAO
After 3 weeks of anarchy and chaos and no end in sight?
What took you and the GOP so long Gov Walker. Were u paying to much attention to the PR war, while allowing chaos to breed? Who is advising you? Karl Rove?
Don’t they get 99 weeks of unemployment?
Taxpayers are the biggest chumps. :)
I can’t wait to watch these spoiled brats cry when they’re told they don’t have jobs anymore.
But look at the upside: we have a ROARING Obama economy. They should have no trouble finding new jobs with great pay. :)
“Forcing,” taking away,” “won’t compromise.” I always pull the weasel words and prompts out of copy written by these media whores. And they deny their crap is slanted.
It's like the Wild West - Jim Doyle robbed the bank, went to the saloon and bought rounds of drinks for all, trashed the place and left without paying.
And everyone wants to blame the guy with the broom trying to clean up the mess.
There’s your “hope & change.... enjoy.
Ugh, I hope Walker isn’t negotiating away the best parts of the bill - the things few people have been talking about. The parts unions are so terrified of are about Wisconsin refusing to withhold union dues and the option workers would have to opt out of the union altogether.
The collective bargaining stuff is important, but letting people opt out of the unions, forcing the unions to have elections each year to remain certified, and ending the state collection of dues are the best parts of the bill - and are the pieces of the bill that would drastically diminish union power for years or even decades to come.
The biggest slants are what's NOT covered and how stories are "played," i.e., how much space they're given and where.
What is your problem. Walker is handling this sistuation just right. Walker, his family, and all the Republicans have had their lives threatened. Walker is following the law, and most of us are just fine with what he’s doing.
The (professional) rent-a-mob has blood in their eyes. Live rounds of ammo were found stashed at the Capitol today. Pray for him and all our legislators that this ends peacefully. Pray for the Dems too, ‘cause they’re gonna need it.
I cant wait to watch these spoiled brats cry when theyre told they dont have jobs anymore.<<<<<
Do these brats get 99 weeks of unemployment??
How much do Union bosses lose? A pittance, eh? (not Canadian)
>And they deny their crap is slanted.
Relax. Everyone that is not a 100% Christian will answer for every lie before being thrown into the Lake of Fire.
I pray not anyone on FR, or anyone I know. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
(Walker’s budget proposal hinges on the state saving $330 million over two years from forcing state workers to pay more for their benefits.)
You got to love the AP and the rest of the laimstream media. How many times have I seen the words “forcing”, or “cutting”, or “slashing” when they talk about Republicans?
I agree that the Walker approach has been deliberate and consistent with midwestern values.
That said, you must admit, that if roles were reversed, the RATS would be passing every bill imaginable that the GOP would detest. Accordingly, it is past time for the GOP legislature to pass a voter Identification bill, concealed carry, and every other legislation the Left would hate.
It’s called hardball.
Pick your targets for firing carefully: Make sure to inflict the most pain on the most politically venomous lot of them.
What is your problem? For weeks those that think like u have been saying Walker and the GOP have been winning the PR war and don’t do this or don’t do that because the PR would look bad.
Some of us actually believe law and order is more important than PR. Enough of this anarchy. Bring some law and order back to your capital!
I have never said ANYTHING about PR. I don’t think Walker is necessarily winning the PR war. He is known for doing what he promised to do, and that is why he is loved and admired here.
He’s just moving forward in his own deliberate way. Nobody expects tricks, or sudden changes from Walker. Were he to start pulling stunts like that, he’d lose support fast.
Unless something unexpected happens, Walker will win this battle. I admire a man who keeps his cool under pressure.
Its called hardball.
As satisfying as that would be, it is essential that the GOP governor and legislature maintain the confidence of the voters. They have it now...they can't afford to lose it.
For that reason, they need to avoid passing controversial legislation at this point that would erode their mandate.
One the wayward Democrats return, the GOP will still have the majorities that can be used to argue for -- and pass -- the items you're suggesting. And, more importantly, they'll still have the mandate.
Would be, and in fact did on the national scene for two whole years, much to our chagrin. All the while, there was no GOP fleeing to the borders during the Nanzi/Reed(sic)/zero reign of legislative terror.
Were he to start pulling stunts like that
Stunts? Anarchy and chaos has been going on for weeks inside your capital and you call maintaining law and order “stunts”.
Let me make it a little more clear to you and those that think like you. What u think you are gaining in the PR war by allowing anarchy and chaos to continue will be offset by law abiding citizens scratching their heads, wondering why this chaos and dis-respect is still being allowed in a state capital.
Consider me a law and order type of personality, not a big PR type of personality. I disagree with what has been done.
And I am frankly glad to see Walker and the GOP taking a harder stance. Something I wished they had done about 5 days after this anarchy started.
Normal people, up here in Wisconsin, are very nice and patient and it takes a lot to get their noses out of joint.
My gut tells me that we will be disappointed in the end. Governments at all levels seem determined to push us into a Socialist Hell. I can't see a permanent turnaround towards Liberty.
I dont know about you but I wouldnt want to marry someone with a torture rack in their basement.
I dont know about you but I wouldnt want to marry someone with a torture rack in their basement.
You don’t have to.
But you also will miss out on a 7 year party, beautiful scenery, endless fun, the best people ever, and the God that invented every pleasure you ever had or will have.
Walker’s playing this just right. Had he issued the notices the day after, he would have been criticized for gaming the issue. Now it looks like he’s done everything he could to prevent this and the Democrats are going to take the fall for the lay offs. And I suspect many of those being laid off are probably going to be Democrats.
Exactly. Example: The Sandy Burglar stories were covered by the AP, but they only mentioned it two separate days; the day it was revealed, and the day he was sentenced/slapped on the hand.
They cover stories, but how they cover them is the question.
Quoting Nancy Pelosi “Unemployment is good for the economy”
I see we are having trouble communicating. I used the word “stunts” as short hand since I was busy and needed to get to another task. In the context I used it, “stunts” meant flip-flopping on his promises. Walker will not do that. He’s holding firm to his program and letting the Dems and the protestors dig themselves a deeper hole. Now it is revealed that they have caused $7.5 million to the marble in the Capitol. People are fed up and won’t blink an eye when this scum is swept from our Capitol.
Depends-—id any of them are teachers who walked off the job & were protesting, they might not qualify for ‘unemployment’ benefits.
If you are fired for cause—no unemployment.
Also—the state itself has to process the ‘unemployment’ applications. If any of those laid off are also the ones who walked out of their classrooms for 3 +++ days, they could find themselves in real trouble.
It ain’t cheap to live in Wisconsin. The only thing that survives there cheaply is a mosquito.
Maybe it’s time for a “five million American” march on DC. The Tea Party had about two million. Another three million might actually make Obama take note, since he was so impressed with the “freedom protestors” in Egypt. It better happen soon, too. Before gas is over $10/gallon.
The list of grievances is long. Where to start? So many issues to call Obama and the Democrats on. I would say the Drill Here, Drill Now issue would be first and foremost, along with repeal of the Obamacare mandate. I wonder if five million of us showed up on the steps of the Capitol, would the lamestream media bother to report on it?
Walker is doing a great job of making the disgusting protesters (who have trashed and damaged the capital like liberals) look like the fools they are. I would have preferred to see a stronger stand earlier.
The states are all short on money. The Left doesn’t want to accept that. Now reality is striking.
We will see if this was well played in 2012 in Wisconsin.
Can we start by laying off the absentee Senate democrats?
I agree. Have there been ANY pink slips yet?