John Hendrickson: Based on the opinion of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals collective bargaining is not a right.
Jason Schultz: Our reforms will have the effect of balancing the experience between the private sector, who provides the vast majority of tax revenue for public services, and the public sector employees who provide the services Iowans expect.
Three major arguments surface from a wealth of material Public Interest Institute was given by someone opposed to public employee pension systems.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad outlined his 2-year-budget that defunds abortion providers, called for increased K-12 spending, and collective bargaining reform.
Don Racheter: The Iowa Legislature should pass a bill scheduling regular elections on who should be the bargaining agents for our public school teachers.
Shane Vander Hart this week on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio discussed collective bargaining and school choice with Drew Klein with Americans for Prosperity.
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI — Relatively peaceful. That’s how one political pundit described politics in Wisconsin in 2013. Perhaps “relatively peaceful” seems a peculiar descriptor in a year replete with contentious court battles, a fierce fight over mining legislation and bitter back and forth on Obamacare in the Badger State. But compared to the partisan charged […]
Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveiled their final recommendations on education reform for the Iowa Legislature that convenes next week. This came after having numerous town halls on their education blueprint and adapting to recommendations that they received. Key proposals include: Requiring a 3.0 GPA to gain admission into teacher preparation programs […]
Georgia Businessman Herman Cain continues to demonstrate that he is simply not qualified to occupy the highest office in the land. The latest example is a recent interview that he had done with the editorial board of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In it he supports public union collective bargaining a position I’m sure that most Tea […]
The editorial in Saturday’s Des Moines Register, “Politics over problem-solving” demonstrates a hubris that I have not seen in Iowa media for quite some time. The editorial board wrote: The House of Representatives is particularly pathetic. Its new Republican majority has been obsessed with measure after measure that its members know full well will never […]
House Study Bill 117, sponsored by State Representative Lance Horbach (R-Tama), passed out of the Iowa House Labor Committee early this morning on a party line vote. Democrats forced an all-nighter adding 50 amendments all of which were voted. This bill would limit collective bargaining for Iowa’s public employees over health insurance and layoff procedures. […]
After the budget repair bill (that eliminates collective bargaining for public employees) 51-17 in the Wisconsin Assembly, Democrat and Union protestors started yelling at Republicans saying “cowards” and “shame.” Just the type of behavior we’ve come to expect out of Wisconsin Democrats and their union allies. HT: Dave Weigel
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) talks with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren about his support of ending collective bargaining for public unions (with the exception of police and fire). Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Rhetoric doesn’t match up with reality in Wisconsin.
New Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has the votes to end collective bargaining power for public employees. I applaud that effort. I believe that public employee unions are anathema to taxpayers, and while some title the bill “anti-union” I consider this move to be pro-taxpayer. What I find ironic is that teachers who went to Madison […]