Montag, 6. Juni 2011, 19 Uhr, im Republikanischen Club (Rockhgasse 1, 1010 Wien)
A field report by
Cory WANEK (Board member of the Wisconsin Education Association Council)
Wilfried ALTZINGER (University of Economics, Vienna)
Presentation and Discussion in English
Hosted by: BEIGEWUM and Rep. Club
On February 11, 2011, newly elected Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker presented his budget repair bill. He said the budget deficit of over $3 billion is the main reason he needs to pass his law stripping away most bargaining rights from pubic sector employees. This law is not only about fiscal items but also to widen the political power gap. It will take power away from workers and concentrate it more with the businesses and the Republican Party. This change will have implications that are not only local but also national and international.
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