(CNN) – A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday, halting the Wisconsin budget repair bill from becoming law, the Dane County District Attorney's office said. The proposal in part limits collective bargaining rights of union members and has been the subject of fierce protests in the state.
Why not let the unions run the state and fire the politicians Sounds like a dictatorship by the unions to me
Wonderful news... Now Governor Walker can raise the state taxes, including property taxes to pay for everything the whining union members want...
"Someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." -travis bickle
And furthermore, I don't believe any public sector employees should be have bargaining power. The federal government workers don't have that luxury and they are the largest employer in the United States
I don't get those who think this is good news. Our state does not have the money to keep these gov benefits going. The unions pensions are crippling states all over. Unions are fine, but not in the public sector. They vote in the people who negotiate as part of collective bargaining. As a tax payer, I don't want "their guy" doing the negotiations.
Hate to be the downer here, but sounds like to me the gov. is trying to balance the budget and the citizens of the state are crying because they aren't getting it their way. I hope the bill passes. I also hope the union dries up and goes away. It is 1/2 the reason the state is in the this trouble. What these people don't realize is that having a job is a privilege NOT a right. They seem to have forgotten that. I say FIRE them.
GOOD JOB GOVERNOR....
Sweet. I wonder what part of "unconstitutional" Herr Walker doesn't get.
What a sham. So a minority of senators can flee the state like children to prevent a bill they don't like from passing, and the majority have no ability whatsoever to get anything done... even when the appropriations mesaures are removed. It's been fun watching college students and out of state union activists trying to confuse everybody into believe that public employee unions are the same thing as private unions, and that they aren't just an example of special interst groups conspiring with politicians to gain benefits in exchange for political support.
Has the Gov. said that the Judge is a communist or socialist yet? The only reason he dislikes teachers is he knows they are better educated than he is.
What a shame that taxpayers of Wisconsin get to incur yet more wasteful spending having to defend constitutional legislation because the public sector unions for some odd reason seem to be under the impression they are the law.
So if they have to run through the vote again does this mean the Dems are going to flee the state again? This view of Democracy is shameful.
Walker was voted in. Being a teacher I have no problem paying more for my future retirement. At least I have a job.
I am embarrassed by all of the protests. Get back to work and if you don't like it vote them out next election.
I don't know, something about living in a state where our professors wished they could have the paychecks of some middle-schoolers in that state just make me outright not care for the plight of their public service. They get payed more than well enough there.
Besides, its not really an anti-union bill. Heck you could ban formal documentation of any sort of unions and if its a real issue workers can fight for it. If illegal unions could befell communism in Poland, legal unions with the right to demand membership of all employees and dues or be punished can do something about keeping worker conditions adequate.
Unions are what is screwing this country up, and for a judge to step in and halt this bill is ludicrous. How do you think you're going to get out of a deficit when you're public employees demand way too much in salary and benefits? I'll tell you how...you're not. Unions really need to be more flexible and more compromising if they want to stick around, instead of sucking local and state governments dry from the top down.
Yes indeed! Let's recall every Democrat!
The Republicans and the Governor are doing EXACTLY what I voted for. How is keeping unions rich helping the PEOPLE? I've suffered so many layoffs as the companies I worked for die in this economy. Lost my house and my cars. And you want me to have sympathy that the teachers might not get a raise this year?!? BS!
When are people going to understand that they don't get something for nothing?
Why do you bellyache over the measures taken in Wisconsin when you voted your legislators in on a platform to do whatever it takes to keep the state budget under control?
When are people going to understand that union-backed demands for recompense have been wholly unreasonable for *years* now, and all they serve is to raise prices and undermine competition?
Go ahead and kill the golden goose. And then ask people in Dearborn and Flint how that's working out for them.
Why does everyone think this is a great thing? This is a case of judicial over-reaching. The bill passed. The unions lost. Get over it already.
"Activist Judge" accusations coming in 3... 2...
Don't celebrate yet.
Accept the deck is stacked against you and in the end, you're gonna lose.
You're in the NEW U.S. of A. now. Those that HAVE, will continue to have, those of us who HAVE NOT, have already been HAD.
Very very rich and powerful people want you to have NOTHING–accept that it's gone and move on.
"We the people"? WTF are you on? Spoiled under-performing union slugs given taxpayers money by corrupt Democrats for far too long. This judge's restraining order will be overturned by a higher court. You just can't issue a restraining order because you don't like something, but that's what lieberal judges do. It will go down in flames, just like these parasitic public worker unions.
"vited for this measure" Obviously a product of the Wisconsin public schools....fortunately the people will decide...not the unions.
This will be a short lived injunction. The judge is obviously in the pocket of the unions and there is no basis in lawfor it.
The only recall will be for the gutless democrats that ran from their obligation as representatives. They are cowards.
Unions exist solely for the purpose of enriching the pockets of union leadership through union dues and fees. Koolaid anyone?
thank God someone has some intention of keeping the law for the people -not the bonus boys in the corporations. so many of the t-bags have been bought off and so many of the repubs have the bonus boys support that i was beginning to think we would have to dig up FDR to find a man who would stand up for the middle class while there was still a middle class left.
god bless this judge and i hope the people will continue to stand up for their rights.
More proof that money speaks when votes don't. And yes, WE THE PEOPLE will win the war, and this person wants the bill PASSED! The minority doesn't win in this country regardless of how good they are at intimidation.
This is a temporary fix of a long-term problem. As long as Walker is governor and has a Republican state senate, he's going to bull-doze the middle class in that state. These people have an agenda which has little to do with balancing budgets. I hope the recall movement picks up steam and that it spreads to Ohio and Michigan.
Horrible news; collective bargaining is not a right, but a privilege. There is no debating this fact. Everybody needs to absorb cost cutting measures, from the top all the way to the welfare recipients. It is not easy, but it is necessary.