March 09, 2011

Oh My: Wisconsin GOP Strips Public Workers Of Nearly All Collective Bargaining Rights

Sneaky bas**rds..ha!

Via Breitbart

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “budget repair bill”—a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday split from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special conference committee of state lawmakers approved the bill a short time later.

Gonna be a hot time in the ole Madison town tonight..

UPDATE: Live stream video of the unhappy campers

UPDATE II: Ann Althouse posted some images and noted the protesters at the Capitol handcuffed doors from inside. Later noted other doors were wide open...

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wisconsin capitol doors handcuffs.jpg

UPDATE III: Via AllahP

Update: Via Breitbart, here’s senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald earlier today suggesting that the White House might be coordinating the recall efforts against Wisconsin state senators.

Hmmm

By Stable Hand at 09:12 PM | Comments |