Skip to comments.Furloughs for all state employees (WI)
Posted on 05/07/2009 1:27:50 PM PDT by green pastures
MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Doyle announced Thursday all of Wisconsin's nearly 60,000 state employees will receive furloughs of more than three weeks over the next two years to help the state cope with a balooning budget deficit.
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Help it fail.
They might as well feel what the private sector is feeling.
A scan of the Internet will quickly reveal that furloughs are popular and in full-force across every sector of the economy around the world. At Ford’s Saint Paul assembly plant, employees just last month came off a six-week furlough
In Japan, Asahi Glass
is emblematic of companies utilizing furloughs. Furloughs are also becoming commonplace in the public sector. In fact, government at every level is looking at furloughs
http://us-state-policy.suite101.com/article.cfm/states_look_to_furlough_government_workersThus, it should have come as no surprise when it was revealed that
Governor Tim Pawlenty’s labor negotiators proposed furloughs :
of 24 days per year for state workers during contract recent contract negotiations. Because Minnesota has a public sector labor law
tilting the field in favor of unions, furloughs are a “term and condition” of employment that must be negotiated with the government unions.
Predictably, there was a hue and cry from our “public servants”, as exemplified by the hysterical response
from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
(AFSCME), who labeled the proposal a “bomb.”
Immediately, the blogosphere came alive with tales of overworked, underpaid AFSCME employees who thought it outrageous that they would be asked to share in the same hardships as the private-sector workers who pay the taxes that keep state workers employed.
So what’s the truth regarding AFSCME employees? What kind of pay and benefits do they get? Should they indeed be exempt from furloughs?...
The e-mail our department secretary sent out said 8 days per year for two years. We all pretty much agreed it beats getting laid off.
Didn’t mean to post and run yesterday, but that’s kind of what ended up happening...
In Jan., Doyle was talking up how bad the budget was. But then, after porkulus passed, he made it seem like all was well. Now, evidently porkulus didn’t do enough for the state budget after all. Or, he has adapted the favored position of never waste a good crisis...
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