Ohio: Issue 2, Collective Bargaining and the Moral High Ground
As you may know, there is a critically important issue being debated here in Ohio that has long term implications for politics, public policy and the health of Ohio’s economy. Issue 2 is a result of a union led attempt to repeal Senate Bill 5 – legislation which brought much needed reform to Ohio’s collective bargaining laws. A yes vote allows these important reforms to | Read More »
Dues checkoff: the true issue at stake in Wisconsin.
I understand why Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is couching the Left’s tantrum (H/T: Instapundit) over the Wisconsin budget bill in terms of having public sector employees contribute more of their fair share to health care and restricting harmful collective bargaining practices; both sides of the issue are publicly and politely pretending that this were the central issues. Only, they were not. Oh, sure, limiting | Read More »
Protesters Storm Capitol in Wisconsin (Video)
The MacIver Institute’s Bill Osmulski was in the thick of it in Wisconsin tonight as protesters rushed into the state capitol building, protesting that the state is now one of 25 others to limit collective bargaining rights for public employees — placing them far ahead of the bargaining rights of federal workers and workers in other states. For actual analysis on what went down, read | Read More »
Climate Of Hate™: Lawyer For Ohio Police Union Threatens Republican Senator
Since the Left seized on civility as the solution to all problems political, it’s been fascinating to see them in action. The public union uprising, especially, has produced some revealing moments (everything from punching, swearing, pushing, yelling, denial of service attacks). And now, the incivility has extended to threatening Republicans on Facebook. In this most recent case, Michael Sarge Piotrowski who self-identifies on his LinkedIn | Read More »
Unions starting to cave in Wisconsin.
The report is that the unions will agree to “the financial aspects of [Gov. Scott] Walker’s budget-repair bill” (which is nice, because they don’t have the votes to stop them) in exchange for the removal of the collective bargaining provisions (which is – oddly enough! – also something that they don’t have the votes to stop). Walker’s response? Get back to work: As thousands of | Read More »
Scott Walker’s (R, WI) collective bargaining reforms.
This post by Ann Althouse on the anemic protester response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan – and it is an anemic response; it’s bad when you have to add a statue to your crowd in order to make your crowd look bigger – reminded me about Walker’s plan in the first place. I got told about this actually by Kevin Binversie, who runs | Read More »