Monday, February 28, 2011

WI Gov. Scott Walker Sued For Unfair Labor Practices

There's more trouble for the embattled Wisconsin Governor. According to WisPolitics, the "Wisconsin State Employees Union has filed a lawsuit claiming Gov. Scott Walker has committed unfair labor practice by refusing to negotiate with the union and denying collective bargaining rights." I'm surprised it took this long, as Walker himself has admitted that he hasn't negotiated with the unions since taking office, which is required by state law.

Who knows where this will go, but Walker seems to be walking a fine line, if he hasn't already crossed it. I'm sure this is just the beginning of several court cases against Walker, especially if the budget repair bill is passed as is.

Meanwhile, the Republicans are planning to cut off access to copy machines from the offices of the 14 absent Democrat senators, as well as require the majority leader to sign off on their staff's time sheets. This along with trying to deny the senators' paychecks, by requiring the senators to personally pick up their checks. Sounds like the Wisconsin 14 are working, and the Republicans want to stop them.

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