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coalition_unwilling (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Feb-16-11 05:24 PM
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Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 05:26 PM by coalition_unwilling
Since Wisconsin Governor Walker has thrown down the gauntlet and threatened to call out the state National Guard to suppress any strikes by public employee unions, the discussion should now shift to the advisability of a general strike by all Wisconsin public employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, in my opinion.

What are the arguments for and against a general strike by public sector employees? And what is your opinion about whether a general strike should be on the table at this point?

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Yes, I hope they do.

Union membership in WI in 2009 was 15.2%. The other 85 % of the people are not going to take kindly to unions demanding more when unemployment is up, social services are being cut and there is a huge budget shortfall. People are already hurting, unions striking and making life more difficult will not endear them to unions or Democrats who are protesting EVERY possible way to cut the budget except raising taxes.

http://www.bls.gov/ro5/unionwi.pdf

Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Feb-16-11 05:39 PM
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3. Tell Walker to stop the shit or STRIKE TOMORROW. Start with the National guard
Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Feb-16-11 05:55 PM
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5. Evey member of the military has the moral and legal responsibility to refuse illegal orders.

That includes firing of peaceful demonstrators and or strikers