noted in disbelief, the Wisconsin GOP is ignoring a judicial restraining order and acting as if their union-busting "budget repair" bill is law.
When it demonstrably isn't.http://filkertom.livejournal.com/1347554.html
There's more on updates and reporting there at Daily Kos about it.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/25/960187/-Wisconsin-GOP-to-ignore-judicial-restraining-order-and-act-as-though-budget-repair-bill-is-law
...Wisconsin Republicans have decided that a judicial restraining order blocking the budget repair bill from becoming law does not actually block the budget repair bill from becoming law. They are going to ignore the courts and govern without them...
And here's the NY times reporting on the Judge's restraining order:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/us/19wisconsin.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=Wisconsin&st=cse
...CHICAGO — Efforts to shrink collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin were slowed on Friday when a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a much-debated law from taking effect.
The decision, issued by Judge Maryann Sumi of the Dane County Circuit Court in Madison, temporarily bars the Wisconsin secretary of state from publishing the law, which limits bargaining to matters of wages. The fight over the law has drawn tens of thousands of demonstrators to the State Capitol, and the issue has become a focus of debate in numerous statehouses.
Publication of the law — a procedural requirement needed before it can take effect — had been expected next week. But Judge Sumi’s ruling could delay that until at least later in the month, when she plans to hold a full hearing on a lawsuit that accuses Republican lawmakers of violating the Wisconsin open meeting requirements to push through the bill. State officials said they were pursuing an appeal of the restraining order...( Read more... )
Also, lest we forget what it's like having no unions, having no enforcement of safety laws or of fair labor laws, I should (like other folks on my flist) remind everybody this is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
Let me also remind everybody that the Wisconsin law, above, removes the ability of unions to negotiate *anything* besides wages. The 1911 fire shows you another reason why this is a very bad idea.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Fire
...The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent immigrant Jewish and Italian women aged sixteen to twenty-three. Many of the workers could not escape the burning building because the managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits...http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/03/25/general-us-triangle-fire-remembered_8374564.html
...The victims of the Triangle fire were mainly young immigrant women. Many of them jumped to their deaths to escape the flames.
The fire galvanized the labor movement and prompted many improvements in fire safety, such as laws mandating fire drills...
gakked thanks to feochadn
, picture and link
List of victims of the Triangle Shuirtwaist Factory Fire:http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/trianglevictims2.html