"In 30 minutes, 18 state senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten," said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller. "Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people.
How did they undo civil rights?
And wouldn't running and refusing to do your elected obligation to vote more along the lines of taking government away from the people?
Answer by gemgem at 8:07 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:10 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Human rights, definitely were trampled on. It is a worldwide acknowledged human right to collective bargain International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work defines the "freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining" as an essential right of workers. In the U.S. that right is eroding, especially in the private sector. Local governments are finding it easy to run roughshod over collective bargaining rights. But there will be a backlash when the numbers of people willing to become teachers and eventually those who work in other public sector jobs, continues to drop year by year.
Answer by adnilm at 8:16 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:24 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
If every person who worked enjoyed the privilege of collective bargaining, I could understand the thought that it is a right of the workers. BUT when only a select few enjoy the protection and benefit's of collective bargaining it is a privilege and like any other privilege we enjoy can be lost, take away or withheld at any time.
The right to assemble is being protected, the right to voice an opinion about what the government is doing is being protected, the right for a select few to get some special perk of employmentnot protected. The people of WI elected someone who promised to balance that states budget and that is what he is attempting to do. Another case of "go ahead cut EVERYTHING but my programs"
Answer by emptynstr at 8:45 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:09 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:13 AM on Mar. 10, 2011