Wisconsin Assembly passes union-weakening bill, moves to Senate
February 25th, 2011
07:55 AM ET
9 years ago

Wisconsin Assembly passes union-weakening bill, moves to Senate

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a Republican bill Friday that strips most public workers of their collective bargaining rights, but the fight over the bill seems far from over.

It still has to pass the state Senate, which could prove to be a more contentious battle.

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  1. Annie, Atlanta

    John, could it be that they're actually working for their constituents, by doing what they're doing? They stopped this legislation from being rushed through without the proper discussion that legislation in WI is entitled to? How is that not doing their jobs? Maybe your hard core point of view and mine could find common ground? Just maybe?

    February 25, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  2. The Other Dale

    Democratic Senators are doing their job – by making this a national issue. Not doing their job would be to simply sit there and let such an inujstice to the Middle Class be done without protest. But leave it to lazy conservatives to get their panties in a wad because their bankrollers aren't getting everything they want as smoothly as they wanted it.

    February 25, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    Inmyopinion. Those benefits that union workers get are in lieu of salary. Do you think America's teachers are honestly living high off the hog, when their average salaries are around $50,000 a year. Much less in most places? And compare that to a CEO of a large corporation or bank on Wall Street making tens of millions of dollars a year with tens of millions more in pension and stock plans. How about that for a different perspective? What makes those CEOs worth so much more than the people who teach our children? Especially when they have all those under them to actually do the work for them, and the technology to communicate much more efficiently than 50 years ago when they were making proportinately so much less.

    And I just have to ask, what would the right wingers do if the President went to Madison? They'd be screaming about the cost of protecting him and the disruption he was causing. Do you think the President can actually march with protestors? When he was running for president the threats against his life were 400 times that of anyone ever before him. Are you serious?

    February 25, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Billy

    Inmyopinion, if you had any knowledge of the facts, you'd realize how everything about your comment is wrong. State employees make LESS than private sector employees and your tax dollars don't pay union fees. It's uninformed sheep like you that truly make me sick.

    February 25, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. Steve Jackson

    Hope people in WI injoy there governor they put in office sounds like it's time to impeach him If you don't stop his bargaining law you will be like the hitler days

    February 25, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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