Wisconsin Repubicans Angered At Any Hint Of Compromise With Democrats And Workers
Allies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker want no part of accommodation with labor, Democrats, or any Republican who wants to work towards a solution, reports Greg Sargent.
I’m told that some Republicans in the state senate were so angry at fellow Republican senator Dale Schultz for proposing a modest compromise with unions and senate Dems that they actually threatened at a private meeting to kick him out of the state senate GOP caucus…
The proposal by Schultz that so angered fellow Republicans was, after all, a modest one: He suggested that unions agree to have their bargaining rights rolled back right now on the understanding that they would be restored in 2013, after the state got its finances under control. Schultz’s compromise got national media attention, which further angered his GOP colleagues, the source tells me.
This would be a bad deal for workers, as we know, since once rolled back, those rights would be difficult to re-assume.Click here for reuse options!
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