After #wirecall failed utterly and Wisconsin’s Governor, Scott Walker defeated the unions’ recall attempts by a larger margin than he won his original election race, the unions have been left shocked and reeling.
Wisconsin’s Union Leadership Figuring Out What’s Next
Be assured though that their leaders and the politicians that they’ve purchased or coerced are right now in their headquarters figuring out what comes next and what harm they can wreak upon the state of Wisconsin.
I’d imagine that it’s going to get messy in the Badger State. I’d also imagine that the unions will fall back upon their historically proven methods of dealing with those who don’t toe the line like they were told to do – punitive violence against both persons and property.
It just may, in the near future, look like a new Zombie Apocalypse in Wisconsin.
Fortunately for everyone of good character, Americans have been very well-taught by Hollywood and the Internet how to deal with ghouls and zombies. 😉
The ongoing battle in the Badger State between Wisconsin’s Governor, Scott Walker and the public sector union bosses and their paid lackeys in the Democrat party is very much about jobs. It’s about the jobs of those union bosses and nothing else.
Since these “stalwart defenders” of the workers have already agreed to every fiscal concession in Gov. Walker’s bill, it’s certainly not about the state’s employees.
So 14 Democrat Senators in the pay of the unions fled the state of Wisconsin, shutting down the state’s government, and 1000’s of state employees faked illness in order to protest, shutting down necessary public services, so that their union bosses could keep their well-paid, cushy jobs at the taxpayers’ expense.
Having their membership pay 5.8% of their salary toward their pensions and 12.6% of their health-care premiums as Gov. Walker demanded was deemed appropriate “compromises” by the union bosses. Loosing the privilege of collective bargaining on subjects other than wages and having to undergo periodic re-certification to determine if the state’s workers still wanted such a union wasn’t considered acceptable.
Yes; it’s about jobs – the jobs of a few bloated parasites and those of the Democrats that they bought and paid for.
Newly elected Governor, Scott Walker and his introduction of Assembly Bill 11 to the Republican dominated Wisconsin Senate, which strongly would sharply and strongly curtail the collective bargaining privileges of the state’s public sector unions has enough votes in the Wisconsin Senate but the 14 Democrat senators have fled the state in order to prevent that vote, or any other, from happening.
The one thing these 14 criminals and the the 100+ “teachers” that deliberately shutdown most schools in Wisconsin have done is prove Gov. Walker and the GOP right. Their bit of sophomoric theater has empirically proven the dangers of collective bargaining and of agreements that enable unions to shutdown needed civil services in order to coerce the government to bend to their will and demands.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, surprisingly since he was far to the Left of even Obama, said it best in his letter to Luther C. Steward, President, National Federation of Federal Employees on the resolution of Federation of Federal Employees against strikes in federal service:
The desire of Government employees for fair and adequate pay, reasonable hours of work, safe and suitable working conditions, development of opportunities for advancement, facilities for fair and impartial consideration and review of grievances, and other objectives of a proper employee relations policy, is basically no different from that of employees in private industry. Organization on their part to present their views on such matters is both natural and logical, but meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government.
All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.
Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees. Upon employees in the Federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people, whose interests and welfare require orderliness and continuity in the conduct of Government activities. This obligation is paramount. Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable.
August 16, 1937
President Obama – or one of his mouthpieces with Organizing for America who’ve been stoking these protests; it’s unclear which – has described Gov. Walker’s bill as an “assault on unions” but the truth is that both the actions of the Wisconsin Democrats and the public union members is a clear and present assault upon- and danger to the People of Wisconsin who these state employees purport to serve.
They’re on the wrong side of current and future history and, most definitely, on the wrong side of the war for America’s future. They’re actions have proven this and proven Gov. Walker and the GOP absolutely and incontrovertibly right.
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉