Archive for the ‘WISCONSIN’ Category

Apr
2014
14

On Question of Act 10′s Popularity, WI Gov. Walker Again Deemed Misinformer-in-Chief

On Question of Act 10's Popularity, WI Gov. Walker Again Deemed Misinformer-in-Chief
  Politifact has determined that comments made earlier this month by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker concerning public support for the anti-union Act 10 are false.  During an April 1st radio interview with WISN-AM, Walker claimed that a poll taken “a few months” ago showed public support for his landmark anti-union legislation was at...
Mar
2014
26

WI DMV Official Likens Immigrants to “Satan.” Gov Walker Lies About Firing Him. Official Sues Gov.

WI DMV Official Likens Immigrants to
  Among Gov. Scott Walker’s reasons for enacting Act 10 was that collective bargaining made it too hard for him to hire and fire the right people.  But Walker is now facing a situation in which he cannot shake his administration of a bad employee, Act 10 or not.   The former employee, Steve Krieser, ...
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Mar
2014
19

WI Newspaper: Walker Request for Voter ID Special Session “Ridiculous,” Voter Fraud “Not a Problem”

WI Newspaper: Walker Request for Voter ID Special Session
  An editorial from the Appleton Post-Crescent attempts to clarify the issue of Voter ID in Wisconsin, slamming Gov. Scott Walker for calling a special session of the legislature in order to change the law while more pressing matters, like disastrous job numbers, face the state.   Interestingly, the board originally supported the Voter ID ...
Feb
2014
21

EXPOSED: Gov. Scott Walker’s Legion of Brutally Racist Aides

EXPOSED: Gov. Scott Walker's Legion of Brutally Racist Aides
  Scott Walker may not have been officially named ‘John Doe’ in a pair of Wisconsin investigations into abuses during his multiple tenures in power, but his aides could safely be called another name or two. Newly disclosed emails from a trove of Walker insider communiqué reveals brutally racist jokes and demographic bias suited...
Feb
2014
12

Alarmed Yet? Scott Walker & Co. Now Target of Second John Doe Investigation

Alarmed Yet? Scott Walker & Co. Now Target of Second John Doe Investigation
  A second John Doe investigation in Wisconsin, this one into the campaign finances of the Scott Walker recall election defense, has been labeled “the shadowy probe of shadowy political groups” by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writer Daniel Bice. It focuses on “illegal campaign coordination between (name redacted), a campaign committee,...
Jan
2014
30

Sex Offending Welders for Scott Walker!

Sex Offending Welders for Scott Walker!
  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that a welder whom Gov. Scott Walker recognized on stage during his state of the state address is a registered sex offender with a spotty past.  The welder, Christopher Barber, was recommended by his employer Ariens Co. after earning seasonal employment in late 2012 and turning that position into a ...
Jan
2014
29

Tennessee? Wisconsin? Union Membership Growing Where You’d Least Expect It.

Tennessee? Wisconsin? Union Membership Growing Where You'd Least Expect It.
  When new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers were released last week showing union density rates holding firm nationally at 11.3 percent, organized labor took a semi-bow. After all, there was a dearth of pro-union legislation in 2013 while anti-union bills flooded many statehouses by the dozens, so maintaining the status quo was nothing...
Jan
2014
13

WI Rep Rewrites Law to Cap Child Support Payments for One of His Wealthy Donors

WI Rep Rewrites Law to Cap Child Support Payments for One of His Wealthy Donors
  These days, the connection between elected official and citizen at large is weak at best. “They” don’t relate to “us,” and there certainly isn’t robust dialogue or an exchange of ideas that leads to legislative change. Unless, of course, you’re a wealthy donor. A lack of campaign finance regulation...
Jan
2014
3

Walker’s Manufactured Rules to Stifle Solidarity Singalong Will Face Day in Court

Walker's Manufactured Rules to Stifle Solidarity Singalong Will Face Day in Court
  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s crackdown against serial democracy-loving croon session The Solidarity Singalong will have its day in court after a judicial panel ruled that the lawyer for one of the singers has the right to “civil discovery.” With the ruling, which still may be appealed, those who have implemented the crackdown on free...
Jan
2014
2

Wisconsin Education Unions Lose Certification as Non-Votes Called “No” Votes Under Act 10

Wisconsin Education Unions Lose Certification as Non-Votes Called
  The fix is in: Gov. Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Act is forcing the collapse of unionism in Wisconsin.   To finish out 2013, eight Wisconsin education unions lost their ability to collectively bargain when, seeking recertification, non-votes were counted as “no” votes under the governor’s hallmark anti-union...
Nov
2013
26

WI Gov. Walker: “Having a Copy of the Holy Koran on Your Desk” Keeps Your Job Safe

WI Gov. Walker:
  In his new book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge,” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shares a story about the time he “cracked up” his staff with a “joke” about the nature of public employee unions.  The “joke” is a Top 10 list from The Daily Caller which ridicules public sector unions....
Nov
2013
26

MISS THIS? Judge Rules Three Pre-Act 10 Racine, WI Union Contracts Must Be Honored

MISS THIS? Judge Rules Three Pre-Act 10 Racine, WI Union Contracts Must Be Honored
  In Wisconsin, a state appeals court ruled last week that the city of Racine must honor the contracts of three unions which signed into collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) before the passage of Act 10.  The appeal came after Racine’s City Council voted to rescind the CBA’s with four city bargaining groups which represent 534 ...