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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law [Thugs LOSE! Walker WINS!]
Seattle PI ^ | 7/31/14

Posted on 07/31/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: seiu; taxpayers; unions
Good news.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why is it still an issue though? I thought that everyone in WI (except the union bosses) was demonstrably better off since it happened anyway, so they wouldn’t be complaining about it.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 6:05:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Here in liberal Madistan, no one lets facts get in the way of feelings.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 6:06:45 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hell yeah and YEEHAW!!!


4 posted on 07/31/2014 6:08:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: knittnmom

I’ve heard Madison described as “100 sq. miles of city, surrounded by reality”.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 6:08:27 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It’s still an issue because unions don’t like losing, even if they ARE better off for losing.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 6:08:57 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It’s not about results, it’s about power.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

That’s the problem. Unions can’t have people realizing that they are better off without them.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 6:13:14 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I thought that everyone in WI (except the union bosses) was demonstrably better off since it happened anyway, so they wouldn’t be complaining about it.

(except the union bosses)

That's all it takes for a suit.

The WI state employees (e.g. teachers, DOT, DOA, etc.) certainly took a hit, as they have to pay some of the medical insurance now.

Keep in mind that the suit was initiated right after it was passed. Once you unleash one of these things, it is next to impossible to stop.
9 posted on 07/31/2014 6:14:00 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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10 posted on 07/31/2014 6:14:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: knittnmom

knittnmom ,
THree times I’ve been to Madison Wis., lovely place as is nearly all of Wisconsin.
Couple things I fail to understand,
Why so lib in Milwaukee and Madison?
Why is Walker even in his re-election bid when his policies obviously have been great for the people there?
One more thing, why pubs on two or three corners at many intersections? They seem to be everywhere there like gas stations in L.A. of Banks in Miami.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 6:15:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This will scare the third world country on Wisconsin’s southern border.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 6:15:33 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now that’s it’s “settled law”, I’m sure the lefties will stop complaining about it.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 6:17:46 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Joe Boucher

Part of the answer to your question lies in the fact that Chicago is so close and in fact, one can take a train from Chicago to Madison...

The ferals that inhabit Chicago have counterparts and families in Madison....many of them anyway. Same mindset and “gimme”/I’m entitled/victim culture.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 6:18:55 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Izzy Dunne; Ellendra
The area varies, but that's the general gist of it. Though most just leave out the "of city". Consider - Paul Soglin, who was a law student at the University of Wisconsin, became an outspoken opponent to the Vietnam War, visited Castro in Cuba, has been elected mayor not just once, but three times, winning re-election any time he ran.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Soglin

Additionally, we are graced with the presence of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I often feel that I'm behind enemy lines, even when I attend church.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 6:19:35 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

bttt


16 posted on 07/31/2014 6:21:05 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
(except the union bosses)

Ah, you're forgetting the political campaign recipients of the union dues and assessments.

Probably people that get paid for running campaigns, and the downstream media outlets, too.

17 posted on 07/31/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not if your progtard...their world is in turmoil today.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: SoFloFreeper
free towel for all WI union thugs...enjoy
19 posted on 07/31/2014 6:29:30 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It was the law wasn’t it. Why are these nutroots still fighting (so conservatives are always told).


20 posted on 07/31/2014 6:29:42 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here is the ONLY answer to the problems @ VA and IRS-

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/06/11/hatch-calls-ending-taxpayer-funded-unions-va-irs/#.U9pEc6OFmkw


21 posted on 07/31/2014 6:29:45 AM PDT by matthew fuller (https://www.facebook.com/BrianKolfage/posts/714871581908295)
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To: knittnmom

I am just wondering how white conservative parents feel about sending their college age kids off to UW-Madison with their newly instituted “Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence” policy?

University Grading Based On Race, NOT Merit

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/22/university-will-give-grades-based-on-race/


22 posted on 07/31/2014 6:32:48 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That’s the problem. Unions can’t have people realizing that they are better off without them.


Unions weep: After becoming RTW state, Michigan incomes rise

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/27/unions-weep-after-becoming-rtw-state-michigan-incomes-rise/


23 posted on 07/31/2014 6:35:37 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: knittnmom

I relocated to Sun Prairie 4 years ago from Fort Wayne and have experienced extreme culture shock.

I learned quickly that those who lean most to the left are the most self absorbed people I have ever met. Their rudeness is unparalleled from talking during performances, to unruly children, to down right nastiness in the checkout line at the Grocery store.

These folks live in a ME, ME, ME world I have never experienced. And they believe they are the be all and end all of compassion and fairness.

Thank goodness all it takes is to leave Dane County and sanity is restored.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:28 AM PDT by boilerfan (Hoosier born, Boilermaker educated!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Three times I’ve been to Madison Wis., lovely place as is nearly all of Wisconsin.

Yes, it's a beautiful state. As for your other questions, here's my perception:

Couple things I fail to understand, Why so lib in Milwaukee and Madison?

Not sure, but it probably has to do with both being major university hubs. Madison has the UW-Madison, Madison Area Technical College, several private and/or on-line colleges, and Edgewood College (Catholic).

Why is Walker even in his re-election bid when his policies obviously have been great for the people there?

See above, why let facts get in the way of feelings? One more thing, why pubs on two or three corners at many intersections? They seem to be everywhere there like gas stations in L.A. of Banks in Miami.

How else would we wash down all that cheese? :-) But seriously, early on, Wisconsin was a magnet for German immigrants. They brought their beer recipes along. The German heritage, as well as Dutch, Polish, Swedish, and Norwegian, are still very much in evidence. In addition to a couple of national breweries, we have several micro-breweries.

25 posted on 07/31/2014 6:37:35 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That is why the fought so hard. They knew then that the law was valid, legal and oh so legitimate.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hey Obama! Wake up and piss! The World's on FIRE!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Haven’t heard much, yet. But most of the parents I hang out with have children too young or too old to be attending UW.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 6:39:26 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: austinaero

thanks austinaero.
You in to planes? “aero”!


28 posted on 07/31/2014 6:44:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Union membership has taken a nosedive, proving your point. This is all driven by liberal politicians and union bosses who see their power disappearing.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 7:05:09 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Calvin Locke
Ah, you're forgetting the political campaign recipients of the union dues and assessments.

DING! DING! DING!

We have a winner! This might have looked like the unions fighting for survival, but this was actually Democrats fighting for financing via the taxpayer!
30 posted on 07/31/2014 7:05:10 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers,

The ol' "lead with a lie" routine again, one that gets repeated over and over. The workers retain collective bargaining rights for salaries. At this point, one wonders what the political benefit was of retaining that option.

31 posted on 07/31/2014 7:06:32 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: knittnmom

Wife and I travel extensively and wherever we go we look at a couple Brew pub maps to find food and brew.
Just NOT going to applebees or chilis, when we can find craft food and beers.
“we have several micro-breweries. “!!
Wisconsin has more brewpubs than anywhere....
Check out the beer mapping project and you have as many microbreweries as most states have banks.
Wonderful places like the Angry Minnow.
Thanks for your good info and be safe.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: DJ MacWoW
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33 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:28 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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It was a thread. :-)

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34 posted on 07/31/2014 7:29:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

“Gableman, who wrote the opinion, is part of the conservative majority of the state Supreme Court. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, the court’s two most liberal members, dissented. They argued the law unconstitutionally infringes on protected rights.”


The author conveniently forgot to mention that the third liberal on the seven-member Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Patrick Crooks, voted to uphold the law. In June 2011, Crooks had been one of the three liberal dissenters in a case that upheld the collective-bargaining bill from a challenge prior to it going into effect.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just as joy is the sntithesis of sorrow, union slavery is the antithesis of individual freedom.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:05 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: SoFloFreeper

HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!HE!


37 posted on 07/31/2014 8:32:56 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Joe Boucher

My pleasure.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 8:42:44 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

bttt


39 posted on 07/31/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Joe Boucher

There’s a microbrew called ‘Spotted Cow’ up there....
funny name.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 9:22:23 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: knittnmom

Check out the Vicki McKenna Talk show from Milwaukee.
She’s a conservative hotwire...

http://www.newstalk1130.com/onair/vicki-mckenna-29300/


41 posted on 07/31/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Act 10 (revising teachers’ union rules).

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


42 posted on 07/31/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoFloFreeper

LOVE MY GOV! BUMP! :)


43 posted on 07/31/2014 3:10:41 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: AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Diana in Wisconsin; justiceseeker93

Good for Crooks, he must be the local Stephen Breyer, ie votes the right way once in a while.


44 posted on 07/31/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Joe Boucher
the university systems in this country are as bloated and over paid and over benefitted similar to the DC area....

if you're on the gravy train, you fight tooth and nail to keep the goods rolling.....

its about money, pensions, and that nose up in the air superiority feeling...

45 posted on 08/01/2014 6:31:32 PM PDT by cherry
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