Wis. Republicans Press Forward on Anti-union Bill

Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 06:54 AM

 

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink

MADISON, Wis. — As Republicans in Ohio edge back on a bill that would strip public workers of their union rights, their counterparts in Wisconsin are slogging ahead on a similar proposal.

Both bills would take away many public workers' right to collectively bargain benefits and work conditions. Wisconsin's preserves their right to negotiate wages, and Ohio Republicans agreed to do the same Wednesday.

In Wisconsin, the Assembly has been debating the measure since Tuesday morning, with only a few short breaks. Senate Democrats are still missing, preventing that chamber from taking up the bill.

Republicans in both states maintain the measures would limit spending by giving local governments more flexibility in dealing with workers. Democrats and unions say the bills are political attacks on Democratic allies.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Hank Aaron Flooded with Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 13:01 PM

The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer  . . .

NYC Mayor de Blasio Paid 8.3 Percent Income Tax

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 12:45 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on a platform of raising taxes on the wealthy, paid an effective fede . . .

Activist: Cummings' Questions 'Eerily Similar' to IRS Probe

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 12:12 PM

Conservative activist Catherine Engelbrecht said the questions Maryland Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings asked her during a . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved