Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wisconsin Senate Cuts Some Public Workers Bargaining Rights

The measure approved Wednesday forbids most government workers from collectively bargaining for wage increases beyond the rate of inflation. It also requires public workers to pay more toward their pensions and double their health insurance contribution, a combination equivalent to an 8 percent pay cut for the average worker.

Police and firefighters are exempt.
And therein lies the rub.

Some people STILL have more rights than others. Makes me sick to constantly see those words. The few, the brave, the incessantly whining public "servants" that, while having jobs less dangerous than, oh, say a cabbie or bus driver, and certainly nowhere near as risky as your average farmer, continue to reap benefits far above their station. Politicians of all stripes give in to them because politicians of all stripes are cowards.

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