Posted by: Editorial Post
in The Way We See It on March 18, 2011
From the March 13, 2011 CSI Walworth County Sunday "The Way we see it" column:
Recent polls suggest that Gov. Scott Walker has yet to convince a majority of Wisconsin residents that de-fanging public-sector unions is a good idea. If the polls are accurate, Wisconsinites like the idea of public employees paying more for health care and pension benefits, but reining in their collective-bargaining privileges remains a much tougher sell for the governor and Republican majorities in the Legislature.
This is surprising when you consider that Walker’s budget-repair bill ensures public employees still will be able to negotiate for wages and salaries, and will continue to enjoy broad protections under state civil-service law. They will remain, in effect, a uniquely fortunate group of workers.