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Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law
FOX News ^ | September 15, 2013 | By Barnini Chakraborty

Posted on 09/15/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Teachers from one of Wisconsin’s largest unions have jumped ship -- voting overwhelmingly to abandon the group in the latest in a string of setbacks for the struggling labor movement following Gov. Scott Walker’s union overhaul two years ago.

The decision this week to disband by members of the Kenosha Education Association came after the organization was stripped of its certification and told it had lost its power to bargain for base wages with the district. The group was decertified after missing a key deadline in the annual reapplication process.

When the group might actually disband was not clear and calls to the organization were not returned.

The development is in keeping with an overall downward spiral for Wisconsin’s public worker unions. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier this year that tens of thousands of teachers and other government workers have left their unions since the Walker-backed law took effect.

Known as Act 10, the set of reforms includes a provision that says unions won’t be recognized by the state unless 51 percent of all potential members support them in annual elections.

These elections have contributed to their decline. . .

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


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 09/15/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving group of despicable, useless, leftist, wanna-be communists.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 1:32:19 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s a feeble beginning, but it IS a beginning ........


3 posted on 09/15/2013 1:33:48 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I love it when somebody with guts smacks the pigs right across their snouts.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 1:44:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Brad from Tennessee; All

The rest of you states would be well served to find a Governor who will go to the mat for we taxpayers, as has our Governor, Scott Walker (R, WI).

I mean, it only took us FIFTY YEARS, LOL!

**Happy Dance** **Happy Dance** **Happy Dance**


5 posted on 09/15/2013 1:48:16 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: Brad from Tennessee

Most folks don’t realize it, but if all the public employee unions went a way tomorrow, public employers would still have to provide packages that attract workers.

The only people who need unions are democrat politicians and union management.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 1:49:26 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud
The purpose of public employee unions is to money launder taxpayer funds through union member dues to DemoRat campaign coffers and finally, Rat politicians pockets.
7 posted on 09/15/2013 1:55:45 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: umgud

[. . . public employers would still have to provide packages that attract workers.]

Without unions employers can provide these benefits at a lower cost, operate more efficiently minus shop rules, and more easily terminate unproductive employees. State and federal laws give public employees benefits and protections rarely found in the private sector.


8 posted on 09/15/2013 2:00:57 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Too bad Walker supports Amnesty.

Any politician that supports amnesty will not get my vote.

9 posted on 09/15/2013 2:06:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is a help to labor, it is a blow to union communist thugs.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 2:10:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“The rest of you states would be well served to find a Governor who will go to the mat for we taxpayers, as has our Governor, Scott Walker (R, WI).”

Quietly competent, and absolutely unwaivering in his principles, that’s Scott Walker. And here we are looking at Fat Boy Christie for out next “it’s my turn presidential candidate.” Scott Walker has talked the talk and walked the walk with as little political fanfare as was possible. He is a “real” presidential candidate, and if he doesn’t take the job, let him come here to California and unseat the three-term turd (if it’s Brown, flush it) Jerry the Fairy Brown. We could sure use him.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 2:10:17 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Brad from Tennessee

How is it a BLOW to Labor?

Labor decided itself by vote not to re-certify its union.

It’s a blow to the Union bosses. It’s not a blow to Labor.


12 posted on 09/15/2013 2:18:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Excuse me while I have a sudden episode of Schadenfreude.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 2:19:01 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Awesome.


14 posted on 09/15/2013 4:16:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I want to see all unions, and in particular, public unions have a cap imposed on the total compensation of any employee of the union to around, say, $75K/yr.

Lets find out just how concerned the "unions" are about the "rank and file" worker. Maybe I'm wrong, but I speculate "union activism" is directly in proportion to the salary of the top union officials.

15 posted on 09/15/2013 4:44:27 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

16 posted on 09/15/2013 6:57:29 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: umgud

And below average employees.


17 posted on 09/15/2013 8:04:17 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: umgud
public employers would still have to provide packages that attract workers.

The "public employers" are the taxpayers who have allowed their employees to bargain with each other for the taxpayers money without any taxpayer input into the matter. That has to end.

18 posted on 09/16/2013 1:00:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Bravo! A slap in the mouth of the extortion criminals.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 6:48:35 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: umgud

With regards to schools, this does keep boards from overpaying school management or preventing the empire-building typical of a central office. Our local school district in Texas whose student enrollment is 3000 pays its superintendent $160,000 a year. It would be higher, but her husband is also an employee of the district.


20 posted on 09/16/2013 7:50:11 AM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: B.O. Plenty

The last time I looked, around 1995, the NEA had lots and lots of regional officials who were paid more than $200,000 a year.


21 posted on 09/16/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I support amnesty for illegal aliens: They should be permitted to return to their home country without being jailed. That is amnesty.

They should take their children with them, where they would not be under US jurisdiction, and thus not be citizens.


22 posted on 09/16/2013 2:45:15 PM PDT by donmeaker (Youth is wasted on the young.)
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