Posts tagged Scott Walker
Posts tagged Scott Walker
Wisconsin Judge Juan Colas ruled that Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions was unconstitutional under both the Wisconsin and United States constitutions. The law, which does not save the state any money but crushes the political and economic influence of unions, has been in effect for roughly one year. It is unclear, per ABC’s reporting, whether union restrictions will be suspended immediately pending a likely Walker appeal.
YES! ON WISCONSIN!
Remember that one time Scott “Imperial” Walker tried to strip your rights, tens of thousands gathered in Madison, he did it anyway, and y’all vowed to boot his ass?
Here’s your chance. GO VOTE!
Find your polling place here.
From We Are Wisconsin:
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- A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
- A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
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Scotty thinks you won’t show up. Show him he’s wrong.
And just to get you a little more fired up, it’s “There is Power in a Union” by Street Dogs
From The Ed Schultz Show:
Our staff graphic artist used several techniques to examine this photo and came to the conclusion it does not exhibit the characteristics of a photo altered in Photoshop. This is an actual sign from Wisconsin. GOVERNOR is misspelled.
Right here ^^
This is why you proofread anything distributed publicly. Twice.
Outagamie County Republican Party of Wisconsin, you’ve made my day. Thank you for the lulz.
Wisconsin State Senator Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort to repeal Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women’s groups.
No war on
women caterpillars anything at all, folks, nothing to see here, right? Well, there’s this little factoid: “Women make up half of the American workforce, and in two-thirds of American families, the mother is the primary breadwinner or a co-breadwinner. But they make less than their male counterparts in all 50 states, though the size of each state’s wage gap varies. While the gap continues to close in places like Washington, D.C., where women make 91.8 percent of men’s earnings, it is growing in others, like Wyoming, where women’s earnings dropped from 65.5 percent of men’s in 2009 to just 63.8 percent in 2010.”
But it’s all lie, you guys! Made up by those money-grubbing Uteri-Americans who don’t really care about money, just babies! Their fragile ladybrains can’t handle being all go go go go!</sarcasm>
On Thursday, with little fanfare, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a bill repealing the state’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which allowed victims of workplace discrimination to seek damages in state courts. In doing so, he demonstrated that our political battles over women’s rights aren’t just about sex and reproduction— they extend to every aspect of women’s lives.
What war on women, amirite?!
This is an important point – reproductive rights are only one battle in a massive war.
Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged Monday that prosecutors initiated the meeting they will have with him as part of the John Doe investigation about activities that occurred during Walker’s tenure as Milwaukee County executive.
"Up until now, we’ve provided written documentation (from the campaign)," Walker said during a briefing with reporters in Waukesha. "They’d like to talk to us about what they’ve found and what additional help we can provide."
Walker announced last week that he had hired two criminal defense attorneys and would be voluntarily meeting with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm regarding the John Doe investigation.
Prosecutors have charged four former Walker aides and appointees with various crimes, including theft and misconduct in office.
Let’s see how this plays out. Currently, Walker associates are under investigation and several have been arrested for illegal campaign dealings and fraud. View the timeline here. And more on why Scott “Imperial” Walker’s tangled web might be unraveling…