Friday, March 2, 2012

Scott Walker Campaigned On Negotiating With Unions

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says that he campaigned on stripping collective bargaining rights from our public employees, but no one has ever been able to corroborate that with audio, video or otherwise. Now, we have recently released video of Walker telling the Oshkosh Northwestern a week before his election that "you still have to negotiate" through collective bargaining.
Editorial Board member: Before, we were talking about state employees contributing to their plan, paying their share of the pension plan. Collective bargaining come into that?

Walker: Yep

Editorial Board member: How do you get that negotiated and accepted by the state employee unions?

Walker: You still have to negotiate it. I did that at the county as well.

Thanks to Jud Lounsbury at UppityWis for pointing the video out and editing it for consumption.

So, when did Walker campaign on stripping collective bargaining rights? Did he change his mind in less than a week?

If he felt he could negotiate with the unions, why didn't he ever try?

This just adds to the lies Walker spewed last spring, including that stripping the rights saved money.

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