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Oklahoma set to repeal collective bargaining law
Reuters via Yahoo.com ^ | April 19, 2011 | Steve Olafson

Posted on 04/19/2011 3:27:14 PM PDT by NRG1973

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate dealt organized labor another defeat on Tuesday when it voted to repeal a collective bargaining law.

The 29-19 vote means that some of the state's fastest-growing cities no longer will be required to collectively bargain with sanitation workers and other non-uniformed workers.

The measure already passed the Oklahoma House and now goes to Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, who is expected to sign it into law.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: collectivebargaining; governormaryfallin; ok; oklahoma; unions
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Congratulations to citizens of the Sooner state!!!
1 posted on 04/19/2011 3:27:16 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973
Yet another captive state on the way to liberation.
2 posted on 04/19/2011 3:29:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NRG1973

After 8 years of democrat Brad Henry as governornor, all I can say is “Its about damned time”!! Henry and the dems set this state back 30 years. We have Republican legislature (both houses) and a Republican Governor now. Things are gonna change fast and the dems are squealing like a pig under a gate!....red


3 posted on 04/19/2011 3:30:50 PM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: NRG1973

Good news. Thanks for posting.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: All

I think the real key is to end the mandatory union dues deduction.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 3:35:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NRG1973

They need to end police and fire collective bargaining too.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 3:38:13 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: NRG1973

We need to keep this up and spread the union money too thin.


7 posted on 04/19/2011 3:40:26 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: NRG1973

need to see how my reps voted


8 posted on 04/19/2011 3:40:51 PM PDT by Puddleglum (dance with the horse that brung ya)
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To: NRG1973
Well, that sucks for some, they will have to earn their pay from now on or get fired.

Does that mean that a job isn't a right? /s

9 posted on 04/19/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NRG1973

The cultural center of the universe ...


10 posted on 04/19/2011 3:43:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Tornado relief: http://www.baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado)
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To: longtermmemmory
I think the real key is to end the mandatory union dues deduction.

The article says that Oklahoma is a 'right to work' state...so, no one is forced to join the union (or pay union dues) unless they want to. The issue here is that the state, counties and municipalities do not have to negotiate with the unions.

11 posted on 04/19/2011 3:44:03 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973
A private individual business or concern can be counted on to have their own best interests at heart when negotiating with employee unions.

And if they make deals that are too favorable for the unions, it is only their own money at stake.

An elected official can NOT be counted on to have the publics best interests at heart when negotiating with public employee unions (often ones that donated and supported their campaign if they are a Democrat).

And if they make deals that are too favorable for the unions, (as they are wont to do) it is OUR money at stake.

As Coolidge said about money in D.C. (paraphrase) “Of course they want to spend lots of money, there seems to be tons of it laying about and it doesn't seem to belong to anyone.”

12 posted on 04/19/2011 3:44:14 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: NRG1973
OK is OK.
13 posted on 04/19/2011 3:48:02 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: longtermmemmory

This is most likely a steps toward that.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: allmendream

Excellent points.


15 posted on 04/19/2011 3:52:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Tornado relief: http://www.baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado)
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To: NRG1973

16 posted on 04/19/2011 3:54:37 PM PDT by RasterMaster (We the tax-payer subsidize DUh-bama's failures)
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To: NRG1973

Review Wisconsin. Good luck to the folks in OK. You’re in for one hell of a ride. Stay steady, stay safe, and fight! Never give up. I’m here in WI, experiencing it first hand. I hope your people stay true. Be vigilant!


17 posted on 04/19/2011 3:57:15 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NRG1973

If there is any saving of America it will be by the States.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 4:03:58 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: NRG1973

Sweet! I sent Ms. Fallin some money early on in her campaign. Turned out she won handily, and probably didn’t need it. Glad to see her carrying through on conservative ideals.


19 posted on 04/19/2011 4:04:38 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: longtermmemmory
I think the real key is to end the mandatory union dues deduction.

Take note every State, you want to save your butts this is a must. Most Unions are communists controlled.

20 posted on 04/19/2011 4:06:15 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Indy Pendance

I think the same measure has passed or is expected to here in TN. We swept everything here including dog-catcher in 2010.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 4:07:37 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Logical me
These signs and symbols are all over the tea party rallies from the unionistas.


22 posted on 04/19/2011 4:13:04 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NRG1973

I like the trend I see developing.


23 posted on 04/19/2011 4:14:37 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Indy Pendance

That symbol is ripe for photoshop reworking... it could be the roots of another Sore/Loserman symbol... just sayin.


24 posted on 04/19/2011 4:17:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

This is sweeping the nation. My daughter is at Ft. Campbell, so, literally, she’s in both states. Just watch WI, and know, the thugs will stop at nothing.

Want to see what they’ll do (just over a minute)? Watch this from this past Saturday in Madison. Another woman had to seek medical help because someone screamed into her ear with a bull horn.

http://www.breitbart.tv/unhinged-trumkaobama-heckler-screams-profanity-at-14-year-old-girl-during-madison-tea-party/


25 posted on 04/19/2011 4:19:39 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NRG1973

Duh! WINNING! Yeah........


26 posted on 04/19/2011 4:19:50 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Indy Pendance

Needs a little work on that middle finger.


27 posted on 04/19/2011 4:21:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Indy Pendance
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28 posted on 04/19/2011 4:26:24 PM PDT by mdel747
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To: glock rocks

The commies made it look like the state of Wisconsin, and had signs out there. What’s amazing is, we’re not exactly Texas, but, we’re fighting back. The Cheeseheads are winning! They are throwing everything they have at us, and we’re countering. They are the rabid dog in the last throws before old yeller is shot. It’s sweet to see the unions sinking. Finally. All the other states have to stay steady, and hopefully they have a strong conservative base to say, no more.


29 posted on 04/19/2011 4:26:31 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: rednek

Existing and new contracts have yet to be fully factored in. What will happen when many existing contracts, not set in the States’ budgets, kick in when we’re running things? My “handle” here and elsewhere used to be “optimist.” Please, someone help me find a way back to that condition because I’m struggling here. We must win or humanity fails. There’s little “we’re winning” in evidence so far.

If Obama wins and humanity fails, what (nutty question) has humanity gained? We fail, as does he and his seed. These realities pose no problem among Marxist-Socialists who see power in a context of endless market-driven wealth as the ultimate end. The producers will see us through. “Badness” as my English girlfriend calls it, beyond belief.

There’s just too much at stake. We must fight this and stop fighting amongst ourselves, particularly when the contraversies are set on grounds set by “liberals.” Among countless others, I’ve been saying this for years.

Best to all of us. But the best won’t happen if we insist on fighting on ground laid by our enemies. Most of us are on the same side, even when we disagree. Please, let’s act like it.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 4:30:20 PM PDT by fire and forget
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To: Starboard

Yes, good news. I wish our governor wasn’t having such a hard time. Govenor Kasich of Ohio is being sued, they have his poll at 30% and he’s being trashed all over the lib media in our state.

Today he said, “if you don’t like my agenda, then submit one of your own. Don’t hide in the bushes and throw (?)” Don’t remember the word he used, but, he was telling the Dems to put up or shut up instead of whining and running to the courts.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 4:33:08 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: fire and forget

Watch Wisconsin, we’re winning. I could tell you all the stuff going on in communities dealing with this. It’s all in limbo because some county judge says so, but, it’s much bigger than that.

The communities are winning, the people are winning.

I felt like you, why bother anymore. You’d be surprised how many are like you, don’t despair.

But here in Wisconsin?

We are energized, we’re taking back our country.

If it can happen here, have hope, it can happen in your state.


32 posted on 04/19/2011 4:43:11 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NRG1973

The dominoes are falling. Next should be Voter ID.


33 posted on 04/19/2011 4:44:28 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: allmendream

...An elected official can NOT be counted on to have the publics best interests at heart when negotiating with public employee unions (often ones that donated and supported their campaign if they are a Democrat)...

There’s a perfect example of that in a front page story in today’s LA Times.

Democrat Governor Jerry Brown just negotiated a new contract for California’s prison guards that lifts the cap on saved vacation. Guards will now be allowed to save unlimited amounts of vacation, potentially leading to massive payouts when officers retire. (Naturally prison guards are among Jerry’s top campaign donors.)


34 posted on 04/19/2011 4:58:08 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: Indy Pendance

Here in Ohio they actually collected enough signatures to put a repeal on the ballot of the law Kasich just signed to limit collective bargaining. We’re doomed here. The union and entitlement mindset is a true sickness. THERE IS NO $$$$


35 posted on 04/19/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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The dominoes are falling. Next should be Voter ID.

And next should be banning illegals from benefits, including free schooling, free medical care and free food.

36 posted on 04/19/2011 5:00:27 PM PDT by StrictTime
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To: longtermmemmory
"I think the real key is to end the mandatory union dues deduction."

Starve the beast! I'd love to see this catch on in all red states.

37 posted on 04/19/2011 5:03:37 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: longtermmemmory
I think the real key is to end the mandatory union dues deduction.

Ain't it amazin' how few union workers choose to "pay their dues" and maintain membership when the dues aren't deducted from the paycheck?

38 posted on 04/19/2011 5:11:43 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: achilles2000
=They need to end police and fire collective bargaining too."

That's right. Their first loyalty should be the people they serve, not their socialist-minded unions!

39 posted on 04/19/2011 5:32:50 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: nurees

You’re not doomed, don’t give up!

How long do you think us here in WI were fighting it. Would you give up freedom????? It’s an ongoing battle, they never stop, we can’t stop. NEVER EVER!!!!!!

I just can’t keep saying, look at Wisconsin. I’m sick of this crap. They aren’t. It’s a battle for freedom, you can’t think you’re doomed. Don’t let them take you this easily.


40 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:35 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

why didn’t the 14 yr old return fire?

My 14 year old daughter would’ve done so and really well, too!
(NDAI)
And that overpaid, overbearing,know-nothing, unionized pig would most likely do a number 1 or a number 2 in his pants, right there in public.

And everyone would see what a big baby the bully is...and there’d be a multiple domino effect...

but I don’t have any kids because I knew I’d be 2bizzy with other matters.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 5:48:48 PM PDT by hyperconservative (HOB)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

I hope this comes sweeping down the plain. Thanks NRG1973.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 6:00:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: longtermmemmory

I agree. Just think what would happen if employers weren’t the tax collectors for the government.


43 posted on 04/19/2011 6:02:51 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: hyperconservative

Perhaps you don’t realize the crowd of the unionistas. Nonetheless, this girl didn’t need to have the f bomb thrown at her this way.

I don’t think you realize what was going on there.

I can’t find the audio of the noise. It was amazing. They had cans of coins, a lady had to go to emergency because someone shouted in her ear with a bull horn. You can’t imagine that noise there. They had shovels clanging together. If you can get your hands on an audio, please, send it to me.

This girl was more than brave. The libs booed the National Anthem. It’s all recorded. I’m dumb with finding it on the internet.

Did you know the libs booed the national anthem? And they were vocal. I’m sure you can youtube that.


44 posted on 04/19/2011 6:20:21 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: glock rocks; Indy Pendance
Put a handcuff on it.

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)

45 posted on 04/19/2011 6:36:04 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Indy Pendance

Look, you phony troll, take your phony protest and your lame-a$$ fake trigger words and phrases and stick them up your butt!!
And then cry me a river of red, white and blue alligator tears.
Who gives you your words? Glenn Beck’s ghostwriters??


46 posted on 04/19/2011 6:51:29 PM PDT by hyperconservative (HOB)
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To: LonePalm

Excellent! I’m gonna scrounge around for a photoshop ace. I know I’ve seen a few on the threads.


47 posted on 04/19/2011 6:56:31 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

If our fine state of Tennessee craps out I’m headin for Oklahoma.... sounds like there are some decent folk there....


48 posted on 04/19/2011 7:00:21 PM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: NRG1973

Wonderful news...thanks for posting.


49 posted on 04/19/2011 7:05:49 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Broken Glass Republican)
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To: Indy Pendance
These signs and symbols are all over the tea party rallies from the unionistas.

It's a threatening symbol and has little to nothing to do with "worker solidarity", IMO.

The real message of the sign is "mess with unions and you'll get one of these square in your face".

That said, good for OK.

50 posted on 04/19/2011 7:10:56 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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