Not content to deny state, county and municipal employees and teachers a voice in the workplace—with legislation that takes away collective bargaining rights—Wisconsin Republicans have now moved to deny Democratic legislators the right to vote on legislation as it is being considered by state Senate committees.
For the better part of a month, fourteen Democratic state senators denied Republicans the quorum they sought to pass Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-labor legislation—and, in so doing, provided the time for the development of a mass movement that last Saturday drew more than 100,000 union supporters to the Capitol. The Democratic senators have returned and the legislation has passed.
But Republican poll numbers have collapsed. And they are furious.
- Meanwhile in Fitzwalkerstan… (slog.thestranger.com)
- Beware The Ides of March – especially in Wisconsin (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Wisconsin GOP to bar Dems from voting in senate committee meetings (dailykos.com)
- Wisconsin state Assembly passes bill gutting workers’ rights (dailykos.com)
- “They are free to attend hearings, listen to testimony, debate legislation, introduce amendments,…” (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Fitzgerald Grinds the Axe- Wisconsin Democratic Senators Barred From Committee Votes (blogs.forbes.com)
- Wisconsin Anti-Union Bill Gets March 18 Hearing (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Wisconsin senate GOP to drop contempt order against fleebaggers, allowing them to vote again (hotair.com)