Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Anti-Union Bill Passes In Wisconsin

I think this is good because most unions are draining state budgets and the pockets of private sector workers and plus it's a nice slap in the face for the Democrats aka "fleebaggers" who ran like a sad little girl out the state and are hiding because that's what they do. They want everyone do listen and do what they say, but when confronted, they use hate or they run. Good for Wisconsin.

Yahoo!/AP: The Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, approving an explosive proposal that had rocked the state and unions nationwide after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker's "budget-repair bill" — a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday separated from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special committee of lawmakers from both the Senate and Assembly approved the bill a short time later.

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