Judge blocks contentious Wisconsin un...

Judge blocks contentious Wisconsin union law

There are 160 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 18, 2011, titled Judge blocks contentious Wisconsin union law. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.

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J A Sueme

Monroe, LA

#1 Mar 18, 2011
this from wikipedia:

"In February 2011, in the middle of a statewide debate regarding labor unions’ collective bargaining, Judge Sumi refused the Madison School District’s request to send teachers back to work. The district asked the judge to impose a temporary restraining order to bar teachers from participating in further work stoppages. It referred to the teachers’ protests in the capital as a strike, which are illegal under state law. The judge refused to categorize the work stoppage as a strike and said that the district could not prove irreparable harm had been caused by the teachers"
Right out of the DemonRAT playbook. When you can't win in the state house, win in the courts.

Oh well, this just means Walker needs to start sending out layoff notices sooner than later. Or he could do like Obama and just ignore the ruling as in Obamacare and the oil drilling moratorium.

“Charity is a Personal Choice”

Since: Mar 08

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 18, 2011
Activist Judge
butch

Wayzata, MN

#3 Mar 18, 2011
Called legislating from the bench by a union hack judge-- Wisconsin version.

Tee it up and vote again ASAP--it it a stall tactic to allow all collective bargaining agreements to get jacked up before it gets implemented!

“and boom goes the dynamite ”

Since: Mar 11

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 18, 2011
No surprise here. A liberal Madison judge delaying the inevitable. Just another unelected special interest that our representatives must clear to shrink the size and scope of government.

I guess the unions will want to start sending their mobs and death threats to the homes of Wisconsin judges now.
Just Sueme

Monroe, LA

#5 Mar 18, 2011
it's time to bring up the whole repair bill and get the thing passed even with the Dims there, now that the Dims aren't violating the law in order to stop the election from taking effect.

more than one way to skin a 'rat.
Just Sayin

United States

#6 Mar 18, 2011
Lay these bums off now, I am soooooo sick of their mooching
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Mar 18, 2011
Wasn't Obamacare ruled to be un-constitutional by a federal judge and the current administration just thumbed their nose at them and continued anyway? Walker should just do the same.
Anoka County Kid

Andover, MN

#9 Mar 18, 2011
Although I am against the law as it was passed, the Wisconsin Senate apparently only needs to give 24 hour meeting notice and pass it again. What is going stop it? Are the Democratic senators going to Illinois again?
The Analyst

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Mar 18, 2011
The three Iowan judges who imposed gay marriage on the state of Iowa were all unelected.

Judge Sumi will be unelected.
Just Sueme

Monroe, LA

#11 Mar 18, 2011
In the final analysis, the union is just arguing about deck chairs on the Titanic. Nothing will change fiscal reality. When taxes are raised to a certain point, residents and businesses will start leaving for greener pastures.

It is already happening in high tax/regulation states.

The unions will have to learn the hard way.

No hack judge can change fiscal realities.

Look at Illinois or CA for your cheeshead future.

Since: Jan 11

San Jose, CA

#12 Mar 18, 2011
The state of wisconistan is now a banana republic, ruled by thug unions.
Just Sueme

Monroe, LA

#13 Mar 18, 2011
Anoka County Kid wrote:
Although I am against the law as it was passed, the Wisconsin Senate apparently only needs to give 24 hour meeting notice and pass it again. What is going stop it? Are the Democratic senators going to Illinois again?
The judge's ruling is wrong. The meeting was open, but access for additional people was denied only AFTER the meeting room was filled and no more people could be allowed in because of potential fire code violations.

This judge will be slapped down for stupidity.

get ready for more days off school, kiddies.
Nurse Lynne

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 18, 2011
It is good that the judge will at least temporarily put the brakes on this regressive law.

A CEO, a Tea partier and a Union member sit down at a table together. There are 12 cookies on the table. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea party member and says "the union is trying to get your cookie."

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#15 Mar 18, 2011
Nurse Lynne wrote:
It is good that the judge will at least temporarily put the brakes on this regressive law.
A CEO, a Tea partier and a Union member sit down at a table together. There are 12 cookies on the table. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea party member and says "the union is trying to get your cookie."
Lynne you should be the first to be laid off, since there is nothing you do that non-unions cant do better and cheaper

“and boom goes the dynamite ”

Since: Mar 11

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Mar 18, 2011
Nurse Lynne wrote:
It is good that the judge will at least temporarily put the brakes on this regressive law.
A CEO, a Tea partier and a Union member sit down at a table together. There are 12 cookies on the table. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea party member and says "the union is trying to get your cookie."
A state worker walks into a bar, clearly distraught. The bartender asks "what seems to be the trouble?" The state worker answers, "that fascist Walker is making us contribute more of our paychecks to our pension plan, and taking away our collective bargaining powers to overrule him."

The confused bartender responds, "what's a pension?"
Trebuchet

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Mar 18, 2011
Nurse Lynne wrote:
It is good that the judge will at least temporarily put the brakes on this regressive law.
A CEO, a Tea partier and a Union member sit down at a table together. There are 12 cookies on the table. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea party member and says "the union is trying to get your cookie."
Two guys and a union worker were fishing on a lake one day, when Jesus walked across the water and joined them in the boat.

When the three astonished men had settled down enough to speak, the first guy asked humbly, "Jesus, I've suffered from back pain ever since I took shrapnel in the Vietnam war...could you help me?"

"Of course, my son", Jesus said, and when he touched the man's back, he felt relief for the first time in years.

The second man, who wore very thick glasses and had a hard time reading and driving, asked if Jesus could do anything about his eyesight.

Jesus smiled, removed the man's glasses and tossed them in the lake. When they hit the water, the man's eyes cleared and he could see everything distinctly.

When Jesus turned to heal the union worker, the guy put his hands up and cried defensively, "Don't touch me! I'm on long term disability."
lobosffl

Duluth, MN

#18 Mar 18, 2011
Nurse Lynne wrote:
It is good that the judge will at least temporarily put the brakes on this regressive law.
A CEO, a Tea partier and a Union member sit down at a table together. There are 12 cookies on the table. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea party member and says "the union is trying to get your cookie."
A union member, and a taxpayer are at the table, only 12 cookies, union man takes all 12 and tells the taxpayer to bake some more.
butch

Wayzata, MN

#19 Mar 18, 2011
Nurse Lynne wrote:
It is good that the judge will at least temporarily put the brakes on this regressive law.
A CEO, a Tea partier and a Union member sit down at a table together. There are 12 cookies on the table. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea party member and says "the union is trying to get your cookie."
Pathetic it:

Get off the union nipple and do your job. Better yet do everyone a favor and go on strike so replacements can be brought in.

Can't get or keep a job without paying a thug to extort more than you are worth? That is embarrassing. When you are laid off or fired, go ask the union for a replacement job and watch them tell you they don't have any jobs. They exist to solely make things more expensive than you are worth in the free market. Not sustainable--you will be unemployable at any rate then!!
bill majors

Washington, DC

#20 Mar 18, 2011
Again the cry babies trying to do everything they can to stop the fact that they lost. The Judge ordered a temp stop and that will end when he reviews everything. If not just give notice and re pass it. See if the idiots run and hide again.
Anoka County Kid

Andover, MN

#21 Mar 18, 2011
Just Sueme wrote:
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The judge's ruling is wrong. The meeting was open, but access for additional people was denied only AFTER the meeting room was filled and no more people could be allowed in because of potential fire code violations.
This judge will be slapped down for stupidity.
get ready for more days off school, kiddies.
My point was that this law will eventually stand. If you want to split hairs....

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