Wisconsin state Assembly passes bill curbing collective bargaining rights
March 10th, 2011
05:01 PM ET
12 years ago

Wisconsin state Assembly passes bill curbing collective bargaining rights

(CNN) - Wisconsin's Republican-controlled state Assembly has passed an amended version of a controversial bill that curbs the collective bargaining rights of most of its state workers.

The measure was passed 53 – 42 in favor of the bill.

State Senate Republicans approved the amended bill Wednesday night, despite the absence of 14 Democratic senators who fled the state to prevent a necessary quorum of 20 votes. The amended version stripped the spending components out of the proposal, enabling lawmakers to pass the measure with fewer votes.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill into law soon.

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  1. Ron

    What I find really sad is how many WI republicans support the gov. Those poor fools don't understand that their govenor is coming after their behinds next! They don't make enough money to have influence in WI.

    March 10, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. Stunned at the stupidity

    I'm sitting here reading the krap coming from the Right. Where were you guys when Bush & Co. were spending like druken sailors? Why is it ok for the Cons to get big Corporate backing (thanks Citizens United) but not for the Unions to back the other party? Why is it you're so hell bent on seeing your American neighbors suffer? Why are you so anti-American?

    PS: How long did it take to put through the HC Act? 18 months??? And you call that ramming through? Because all of 4 weeks of this BS was just the right amount of debate time? Did HC get rammed through on bogus procedure rules thought up 1 hour prior to the call for vote?

    You better take a look at the people around you. they are your neighbors, but they are also on the side of the Middle Class. There are many more of us than of you.....

    March 10, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. lostkoss

    Walker NEVER mentioned this during the campaign.

    He is a liar.

    Wisconsin does not honor its agreements.

    March 10, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. Steve Jackson

    Walker and all the others that voted for taking you bargaining rights away should find themselves out the doors what they have done is going against the people and law but the law doesn't apply to them

    March 10, 2011 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  5. Steve Jackson

    Libya leaders are better then Wisconsin leaders you see what Is going on in Libya so don't think walker &others like hem wont do the same he done had the lock-out and police keeping people out and putting a Senator thrown to the ground so what is next shooting the people

    March 10, 2011 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  6. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    The Taliban is here America!! And it's name is Republican! Shame that they voted them in though....you reap what you sow Wisconsin!

    March 10, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    RECALL is the answer – So DROP them like their HOT!!
    Stick together like THEY did – And show 'em what YOU got!!

    They hid their ideology – And pretended in 2010
    They had your back for real – They LIED and will do it again!!

    Stand UP for what you believe – With NO VIOLENCE and you'll see
    The middle class will win – The RepubliCAN’Ts FAIL miserably!!!

    This is not good and the RepubliCAN'Ts do not care that they are dividing this country for their own self interest and their goal to TRY – and I mean TRY but will not SUCCEED – in making President Obama a one-term President!!!! Sad!

    March 10, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
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