Walker's Plan to Take Down Federal Unions

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  1. Acujeff

    Acujeff

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    As Republican presidential candidates prepare for the debate Wednesday, several have taken on specific issues that are viewed as either important to voters or important to the candidate. To name a few, Donald Trump’s focus, as always, is immigration, while Marco Rubio tackled college reform and Mike Huckabee’s fighting against abortion and Planned Parenthood. And now, Scott Walker has made ending federal labor unions a top priority for his campaign. Considering that public employee unions are one of the things that make the federal government as inefficient as it is, Walker’s proposal is intriguing.

    • Eliminate the National Labor Relations Board — He will transfer power to the National Mediation Board and the courts, but he will need cooperation from Congress to change existing federal law.
    • Eliminate federal unions — He promises to end taxpayers subsidizing millions of hours of union lobbying.
    • Establish nationwide right-to-work — He proposes that all states be made right-to-work unless a state enacts a law saying it is not a right-to-work state.
    • Prohibit forced dues from government workers for political purposes — He’ll end forced dues from those who don’t want to pay, and would protect employees from harassment and threats from union organizers. He would also protect whistleblowers who report union wrongdoing.
    • Dump regulations that drive up federal construction costs — He proposes a repeal of the Depression-era Davis-Bacon Act, which forces the federal government to pay artificially inflated “prevailing wages” for construction projects, as well as ending labor agreements that guarantee highway construction projects to union-only labor.

    Walker has had enormous success as governor of Wisconsin on this issue. In fact, the battle garnered national attention and is essentially the reason he’s a presidential candidate. After being in office for only six weeks, he proposed and succeeded in ending collective bargaining for public employees in the state. Democrats in the legislature literally fled the state to avoid a losing vote. They returned when it became clear defeat was inevitable, but they also forced Walker into a recall election in 2012. Despite protests from union supporters and millions in special-interest money flooding into the state, he won — by a wider margin than his initial victory. He then won re-election in 2014. Earlier this year, he made Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

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    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    That moves him up to the top of my list.
     
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    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    • Federal employees make about 30% more than those in the private sector for doing the same job.
    • It's just about impossible to fire a federal employee.
    • They get a pension equal to 1.1% of what they made in their highest earning year times the number of years of service.
    • They can contribute to FERS (the equivalent of a 401k) and get a one-for-one match from the government up to 3% of their pay, a one-for-two match after that.
    • There are over 4 million federal employees.
    It's about time to stop the gravy boat of government employment. Scott Walker is one of the few politicians that has the balls to say so. I agree 100% with every one of his points.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Yep!!
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    It's time to change the dialogue.

    Private sector and public sector are names that imply they are two co-equal employment categories--equally worthy and just.

    In reality, they should be called the productive sector and the consumptive sector, because that's the reality of it.
     
  6. rock_castle

    rock_castle Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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    Walker has been my guy since he declared. Has done a great job in WI and would make a great Pres.
     
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    Walker and Cruz would make an efficient team
     
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    I like Walker,he's done some good things.'08.