6.6.: THE ROLLBACK OF TRADE UNION RIGHTS IN THE U.S.A.: The Case of Wisconsin – BEIGEWUM

6.6.: THE ROLLBACK OF TRADE UNION RIGHTS IN THE U.S.A.: The Case of Wisconsin

am 15. Mai 2011 um 21:22h

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)

Moderator:

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.

For more on that: 

The reason for the protests

Divide and conquer – the „haves and have nots“






















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