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Qtec
03-24-2011, 07:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do-or-die union votes begin in April </div></div>

Double standard.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Madison Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining changes will require some 30,000 state workers to hold a do-or-die vote on their unions' futures by the end of April.

The provisions in the Republican governor's budget-repair law also will require perhaps 170,000 other municipal and school workers to vote on whether their union will have to decertify by next year, though it's unclear if they will have to do so in April, according to the top lawyer for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.

It's just one of the changes that unions will face under the new law, unless legal challenges already under way prevent the measure from being published March 25 and taking effect.As the unions scramble to meet the new requirements, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Senate Democrats learned Monday that GOP lawmakers are seeking to block them from voting in committee.</span>

That's because their Republican colleagues found them in contempt of the Senate this month for fleeing to Illinois in an attempt to stop the bill from passing.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>To stay alive, <span style="color: #990000">the unions will have to meet a much higher standard in their vote than Walker and other state elected officials had to meet to win their offices - getting 51% of the vote of all their union members, <u>not just the ones who actually cast ballots.</u></span> They also will have to win the vote again <u>every year or their union will cease to function and be unable to reconstitute itself for at least a year after that.</u></span>

"It may be that as energized as (the unions) are this year, they'll do all right in April," said Peter Davis, general counsel for the commission, which oversees state labor laws. "<span style="color: #990000">But to sustain that year after year is probably almost impossible.</span>"</div></div>

..but..but..but Walker says he has a mandate.

Oh really? Truth Vs Thruthiness.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Both McLinn and Davis noted many <u>state elected officials would not meet the criteria of getting 51% of the total voters eligible to cast ballots in an election.</u>

Walker <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"wouldn't be governor under the rule that he established,"</span> McLinn said.

In November, <u>Walker received 1.13 million votes</u>, or 52.3% of the total number of 2.16 million ballots cast in the governor's race, according to the state Government Accountability Board. But many more state residents didn't vote at all.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The accountability board says there were 3.49 million voters registered to vote in that election. Of that number, <span style='font-size: 26pt'>Walker received only 32.3%</span>.</span> Winners in other statewide races such as U.S. senator and secretary of state also failed to come close to getting 51% of registered state voters, much less of state residents of voting age. </div></div>

Less than a third of all eligible voters voted for him.

Deceit.....Scott Walker, "this about the budget..blah blah blah.."


Q

Gayle in MD
03-24-2011, 07:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do-or-die union votes begin in April </div></div>

Double standard.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Madison Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining changes will require some 30,000 state workers to hold a do-or-die vote on their unions' futures by the end of April.

The provisions in the Republican governor's budget-repair law also will require perhaps 170,000 other municipal and school workers to vote on whether their union will have to decertify by next year, though it's unclear if they will have to do so in April, according to the top lawyer for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.

It's just one of the changes that unions will face under the new law, unless legal challenges already under way prevent the measure from being published March 25 and taking effect.As the unions scramble to meet the new requirements, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Senate Democrats learned Monday that GOP lawmakers are seeking to block them from voting in committee.</span>

That's because their Republican colleagues found them in contempt of the Senate this month for fleeing to Illinois in an attempt to stop the bill from passing.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>To stay alive, <span style="color: #990000">the unions will have to meet a much higher standard in their vote than Walker and other state elected officials had to meet to win their offices - getting 51% of the vote of all their union members, <u>not just the ones who actually cast ballots.</u></span> They also will have to win the vote again <u>every year or their union will cease to function and be unable to reconstitute itself for at least a year after that.</u></span>

"It may be that as energized as (the unions) are this year, they'll do all right in April," said Peter Davis, general counsel for the commission, which oversees state labor laws. "<span style="color: #990000">But to sustain that year after year is probably almost impossible.</span>"</div></div>

..but..but..but Walker says he has a mandate.

Oh really? Truth Vs Thruthiness.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Both McLinn and Davis noted many <u>state elected officials would not meet the criteria of getting 51% of the total voters eligible to cast ballots in an election.</u>

Walker <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"wouldn't be governor under the rule that he established,"</span> McLinn said.

In November, <u>Walker received 1.13 million votes</u>, or 52.3% of the total number of 2.16 million ballots cast in the governor's race, according to the state Government Accountability Board. But many more state residents didn't vote at all.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The accountability board says there were 3.49 million voters registered to vote in that election. Of that number, <span style='font-size: 26pt'>Walker received only 32.3%</span>.</span> Winners in other statewide races such as U.S. senator and secretary of state also failed to come close to getting 51% of registered state voters, much less of state residents of voting age. </div></div>

Less than a third of all eligible voters voted for him.

Deceit.....Scott Walker, "this about the budget..blah blah blah.."


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Deceit is the Hallmark of Republicans, both the Republican pol's, and their voters are comprised of the terminally stupid, and the terminally corrupt.

Lies and deceit non stop! They're the Party, of God, you know.

I'm expecting American Civil Liberties Union, to take this assault against American workers rights, and the Republican unAmerican Activties, to the Supreme Court.

Then, what will the S.C. do, after their giveaway of our elections, to wealthies Corporate CEO's, and a green light, for them to spend billions upon billions in our elections, organizing a fascist Nation?

Do you think they have to arrogance to follow up their last unConstitutional decision, with a follow up decision, to take away organzing rights, from American Employees? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif

I actually wouldn't put it past these POS RW Activists on the Supreme Court, today.

G.