Posts Tagged ‘WI’

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, [&hellip...
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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
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...
Oct
2013
10

TREK CEO Mary Burke Announces Candidacy for WI Gov; GOP Promptly Purchases MaryBurke.com

TREK CEO Mary Burke Announces Candidacy for WI Gov; GOP Promptly Purchases MaryBurke.com
  Mary Burke has become the first Democrat to announce a run against incumbent Scott Walker in the 2014 Wisconsin Gubernatorial election.  The former executive at Trek Bicycle and head of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce under Gov. Jim Doyle announced her intentions this week via web video.   She does not mention Walker by [&hellip...
Aug
2013
7

INTERACTIVE MAP: Scott Walker Receiving Just 38% of His Donations from Wisconsinites

  A new interactive map shows an influx of out-of-state donations coming Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s way since he enacted his trademark, anti-union piece of legislation, Act 10, in February of 2011. The Capital Times reveals what many of us lamented during the Walker Recall — that the Governor’s support comes not from his home...
Aug
2013
2

Walker Would Likely Sign Act 10 Expansion to Include Firefighters, Police if Given the Chance

  In a speech this week, Wisconsin Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential talk-about Scott Walker said he was open to the idea of expanding his controversial Act 10 to include police and firefighters unions.  That piece of legislation, still being dealt with in the legal system two years later, strips workers of collective bargaining...
Jul
2013
25

New WI Union Numbers Reveal Brutal Implications of Walker’s Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill

New WI Union Numbers Reveal Brutal Implications of Walker's Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill
  Two years after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union Act 10 became law, the numbers show that this signature piece of legislative overreach has had its intended effect: draining unions of their members and therefore their resources.   Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel shows that tens of thousands of workers have left...