Across the nation, school employees' and public employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain are under attack.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has proposed a state budget bill that would balance the budget on the backs of hard-working public school and state employees.
The legislation threatens the fundamental right of workers to organize a union, including workers’ rights to: bargain on overtime and salary schedules; and secure pensions and health insurance.
Recent polls show Americans' support public employees' right to collectively bargain and have a say in their jobs and working conditions.
Wisconsin: Governor Walker's Attack on Worker Rights:
- The people of Wisconsin did not elect Gov. Walker to undermine public education but that is exactly what his Attack on Worker Rights bill will do.
- The legislation would hurt hard-working men and women and their families.
- This extreme, politically-motivated attack on workers' rights has the potential to forever harm the quality of Wisconsin schools and the education children receive, because educators will have no longer have a say in school quality issues.
- Public employees are willing to do their part in tough economic times, but the governor's proposal is not a budget fix and would set employee-employer relations back decades.
Ohio: Senate Bill 5:
Ohio Senator Shannon Jones recently revealed language of Senate Bill 5, a bill that will have a significant impact on public employees.
The bill eliminates collective bargaining for state employees, police officers, firefighters and employees of higher education institutions, and significantly undermines collective bargaining for K-12 employees.
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