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Racine County inmates to do jobs previously done by unionized employees (Wisconsin)
WITI-TV ^ | 11:54 a.m. CDT, June 30, 2011 | Tami Hughes

Posted on 06/30/2011 9:03:11 PM PDT by Dominic01

Some unions who didn't have a contract in place, lost some of their power as Governor Walker's collective bargaining changes begin to take effect. In Racine County, it means inmates doing some of the work unions had previously bargained for.

Last June, the county took Racine inmates out of their jail cells and put them behind lawn movers. They were cutting the grass in areas that the county executive says were neglected, due to budget cuts. Local unions filed a grievance saying work like that should be done by union members...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: collectivebargain; inmates; union; walker; wisconsinshowdown
now if we could get this for the rest of the states
1 posted on 06/30/2011 9:03:20 PM PDT by Dominic01
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To: Dominic01

Are some of them the same people? LOL


2 posted on 06/30/2011 9:07:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Dominic01

Why is this a problem? I’m sure there are PLENTY of prior Union members in prison as I type... *SMIRK*


3 posted on 06/30/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dominic01

I wonder what a union type charges to mow the lawn.


4 posted on 06/30/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: Dominic01; Hunton Peck; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
5 posted on 06/30/2011 9:11:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dominic01

Amen. There are a lot of “shovel ready” projects that inmates can do.

Trash, landscaping, grafitti removal, etc.


6 posted on 06/30/2011 9:14:53 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Dominic01

I love it! it’s just common sense.


7 posted on 06/30/2011 9:16:41 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Dominic01

I love it! it’s just common sense.


8 posted on 06/30/2011 9:17:29 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Dominic01

This is common in Southern States.


9 posted on 06/30/2011 9:19:13 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Salvavida

The Navy Brig at Charleston SC saves special jobs for the yobs, like hot tarring roofs in the dead of summer with 100% humidity.

You never want to find your self in the brig in Charleston.

No Siree Bob!


10 posted on 06/30/2011 9:21:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Dominic01

Not to mention the money that could be saved on exercise equipment and gyms and work ethic/self-esteem counseling! Shame on the unions trying to deprive the poor inmates of all of this needed rehab. This is the only humane thing to do.


11 posted on 06/30/2011 9:21:31 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: Dominic01

IMO there should be some type of work program for anyone who is drawing unemployment or who is receiving government subsidy for anything. Lots of things they can do like cleaning government buildings, all the mowing and yard work, cleaning vacant lots, painting over graffiti, etc. With all the people who are getting free government handouts and accompanying budget cuts by cities, there is no reason for any city not to be clean. Just takes some organization.


12 posted on 06/30/2011 9:28:59 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BBell

Tennessee has “workhouses” for inmates. They largely clean government buildings at night, or work as road clean-up crews.


13 posted on 06/30/2011 9:31:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Grams A

The only problem there is that you have to pay federal salary’s for folks to supervise people in menial work.


14 posted on 06/30/2011 9:33:42 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Dominic01
inmates doing some of the work unions had previously bargained for.

Now if only we could get welfare recipients and other gimmee-girls to take the rest of the gubmint "jobs".

15 posted on 06/30/2011 9:35:35 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans freed the Slaves Month")
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To: eyedigress

In Louisiana they use them to clean up after the parades during the parade season. They also use them at about every local event to empty trash cans and pick up litter. This is all in addition to their regular landscaping duties.


16 posted on 06/30/2011 9:44:07 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Dominic01
"...the county took Racine inmates out of their jail cells and put them behind lawn movers."

Outstanding! That's the way the world ought to work!

17 posted on 06/30/2011 9:46:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dominic01

What? Don’t they have any illegal aliens? ;-)


18 posted on 06/30/2011 10:11:46 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Grams A

“IMO there should be some type of work program for anyone who is drawing unemployment or who is receiving government subsidy for anything”

There’s plenty of agricultural work. Many just don’t want to do it.


19 posted on 06/30/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: mylife
So you pay one or two union employees to supervise (depending on the size of the team) instead of 4-5 union employees to do the work. Not a problem, IMHO

I'd rather they do this than call centers, which sometimes handle the type of information that could be used for identity theft.

20 posted on 07/01/2011 5:32:42 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: mylife

Keep your ideas coming! That sounds like a task for violent offenders (gangs) and/or sexual predators.

I perceive you were an SP. The small brig in Guantanamo would have been hell, no matter what time of year.


21 posted on 07/01/2011 6:28:48 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Dominic01

“Last June, the county took Racine inmates out of their jail cells and put them behind lawn movers.”

That was only for the felony inmates. The misdemeanor inmates were put behind lawn MOWERS.

How far did Racine move their lawns?


22 posted on 07/03/2011 12:19:33 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Dominic01

great idea. get them to work. 2 thumbs up


23 posted on 11/28/2011 12:28:25 PM PST by snowstorm12
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