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Gov. Walker rescinds layoff notices after signing bill.

1500 people get to keep their jobs. Is this a good thing?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/11/walker-signs-stripping-unions-collective-bargaining-rights/

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 4:44 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Apparently not if they've lost the right to collective bargaining. It's all or nothing with union-minded people.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:45 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • the hassle they created. Plenty of Detroit area teachers who would jump on the jobs.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:17 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • There isn't going to be a good answer for this one. In these economic times, there are people that would be dancing in the street because they still have a job. On the other hand, when people have to give up something that they have long enjoyed or benefited from, they tend to get a little mean when asked to give it up. That is a problem that is going to be heard all around this country as times get tougher and states have to tighten their belts to meet their budgets,.
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 5:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • hmmmmm Just like he said he would. Interesting.

    I don't think everybody is out of it yet though with the contracts that were getting rammed through before the bill things are still going to be needed to get cut....... I would guess including some employees.
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 5:28 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • When the 'organizers' who just stir up mayhem leave, those left, with a job, will ultimately be glad they have a job. The rebel rousers just need to go home and leave the people to get back to their lives.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:05 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Politically grandstanding. He didn't have to layoff anyone at this time. He's a liar and an opportunist
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 6:12 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Politically grandstanding. He didn't have to layoff anyone at this time. He's a liar and an opportunist
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    Proof?
    lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 6:13 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Look at the budget, the proof is in the dates
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 7:52 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • The state of Wisconsin is facing an immediate deficit of $137 million for the current fiscal year which ends July 1. In addition, bill collectors are waiting to collect over $225 million for a prior raid of the Patients’ Compensation Fund.

    The budget repair bill will balance the budget and lay the foundation for a long-term sustainable budget through several measures without raising taxes, raiding segregated funds, or using accounting gimmicks.

    First, it will require state employees to pay about 5.8% toward their pension (about the private sector national average) and about 12% of their healthcare benefits (about half the private sector national average). These changes will help the state save $30 million in the last three months of the current fiscal year.

    “It’s fair to ask public employees to make a pension payment of just over 5%, which is about the national average, and a premium payment of 12%, con't
    lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 9:07 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • http://www.scottwalker.org/news/2011/02/governor-walker-introduces-budget-repair

    The state was behind over 300 million dollars. Where do you think this magic money was coming from to keep these people's paychecks coming?
    lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 9:08 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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