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Tag Archive | "Unions"

Governor Scott Walker Explains His Mission on Wisconsin Austerity Measures

Newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker has set his sights on forcing public workers to pay more for benefits as he looks to balance the state’s budget. Governor Scott Walker (R) Wisconsin explains that the austerity measures with Senate Bill 11 he believes are necessary because of the $3.6 billion deficit going into this session. […]

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Wisconsin Democrats Could Hide, Stay Away from State Capitol in Madison for Weeks

Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing the state government in a standoff with majority Republicans over union rights for public employees. Democratic senators haven’t returned from Illinois since fleeing Wisconsin on Thursday, and the Assembly adjourned after a brief but heated […]

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“Kill This Bill” (Senate Bill 11): Over 25,000 Protestors in Madison, Wisconsin

A group of Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday by ignoring orders to attend a vote and instead left the state to force Republicans to negotiate over the proposal. A protest of a cost cutting bill in Wisconsin developed this week with picket signs displaying “Firefighters for Labor” … “Mubarak of […]

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What Does ‘Cadillac Tax’ Mean? Unions Exempt for Eight Years

What is Cadillac Tax? A tax on those insurance companies who offer more expensive medical coverage to those who can afford it. Arguments against the Cadillac tax comes from powerful labor unions, who claim that in many cases middle-class union members gave up wage increases in return for better medical coverage and more extensive healthcare […]

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