Wisconsin lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would strip government workers of virtually all collective bargaining rights. The bill would also require public workers to pay half the costs of their pensions and at least 12.6 percent of their health care coverage.
Wisconsin is facing a $3.6 billion budget shortfall. The changes would save the state $30 million by July 1 and $300 million over the next two years.
It is the most aggressive anti-union proposal in the nation and has inspired...Full Story