I think they mean't how the presence of unions actually increases wages for non-union workers, as it forces employers to pay more in order to keep their workers.
I don't see what that has to do with his statement:
That's the real issue, gutting unions so as to make corporations even more powerful.
these unions aren't protesting any corporation, they are protesting the governor of wisconsin. I don't se where their benefits and pensions have had any affect on those in the private sector non unionized work force. Those benefits have all but collapsed.
Hmmm, the article doesn't really show counter-protests or that much support for the governor.
Well if he wasn't popular then how did he manage to get elected to the job of governor? He is doing now what he did then. I assume he didn't create an entirely new persona for himself.
But if Gov. Walker sends in the national guard people are going to change their minds.
I don't know that they will. It wouldn't change mine.
They want to gut collective bargaining, this is the very essence of a unions ability to negotiate.
good. They public sector unions are totally corrupt. They work to elect people who will give them good deals.
They can quit if they don't like it.
First off we're supposedly in stages in economic recovery-- what the hell good are austerity measures when the wealthy and businesses aren't and haven't been investing in expansion of capital. The only reason why theres been any growth is due to pent-up demand.
lol so why not tax everyone at 100 percent and give all the money to goverment employees to spend?? There' a budget shortfall and they have to meet it. They dont' call it a correction for nothing. You cut what is causing the biggest headache in this case it's government pensions. They are driving many states to the brink of bankruptcy.
The reason there han't been growth is because its too expensive for companies to hire and the future is uncertain. Dropping tax rates and spending rates permanantly is the way to change these behaviours. The days of government centric short term fixes are over. It's what got us to where we are namely up a creek.
In our state we have a weekend where there is no sales tax and guess what, people spend more. obvious solution: end all sales tax all the time! If you people to spend make things cheaper. and make sure they understand that this will go on for the foreseeable future so they can make long term plans around this new status quo.
So why push the burden onto workers
we are pushing the burder off workers and onto the government, who are the ones who wasted it.
and not the few wealthy, who with their speculation caused the recession
The wealthy didn't cause the recession. How does working hard and excelling at something cause a recession? The recession was a result of the federal reserve keeping interest rates too low for too long and purposely fueling a real estate boom. wall street and washington were joined at the hip. it had nothing to do with random wealthy people in WISCONSIN.
and had their asses bailed with workers' tax-dollars.
rich people paid for those bail outs too. The bail outs were totally wrong. Again two wrongs don't make a right. we aren't going to bail out people who work 9 months a year to make SUV payments when tens of millions are out of work. Not with my tax dollars.