More Than They Bargained for

More Than They Bargained for

Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin

Book - 2013
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"When Wisconsin became the first state in the nation in 1959 to let public employees bargain with their employers, the legislation catalyzed changes to labor laws across the country. In March 2011, when newly elected governor Scott Walker repealed most of that labor law and subsequent ones and then became the first governor in the nation to survive a recall election fifteen months later it sent a different message. Both times, Wisconsin took the lead, first empowering public unions and then weakening them. This book recounts the battle between the Republican governor and the unions."--
Published: Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780299293840
Branch Call Number: 322.2097 STE
Characteristics: xx, 328 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Marley, Patrick (Journalist),- Author


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Aug 12, 2014

The other week (August 2014), collective bargaining was successfully ended in Wisconsin. The authors recount what led up to this, in a detailed way, but does the reader actually learn anything of importance? I would submit that there are only two unions left in America today, the Longshore Union and the nurses union [National Nurses United, and other unions], the rest have sold out long ago and are nothing more than business associations. Not surprising that the same percentage of union households originally elected Walker for governor, and again reelected him. The five richest families in America have long worked to end union membership in America, state-by-state and they have been [most sadly] highly successful. ALEC, ACCE, National Chamber Litigation Center, et cetera.


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