February 22, 2014


Wisconsin Public Sector Unions Weaken

Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker passed his "budget repair bill," membership in the Wisconsin State Employees' Union has fallen 60% and its annual budget has plunged to $2 million from $6 million, the New York Times reports.

"Mr. Walker's landmark law -- called Act 10 -- severely restricted the power of public-employee unions to bargain collectively, and that provision, among others, has given social workers, prison guards, nurses and other public employees little reason to pay dues to a union that can no longer do much for them."










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