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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:24 AM
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Walker Signs Bill Removing Sick Pay Law
Walker Signs Bill Removing Sick Pay Law
By Nick Iannelli with Jay Sorgi

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits local governments from passing ordinances guaranteeing workers' paid sick and family leave.

The Republican measure came after a state appeals court upheld a Milwaukee ordinance requiring employers to give workers paid sick leave. Milwaukee voters overwhelmingly approved the ordinance by referendum two years ago but it's been tied up in the courts ever since.

The bill declares that statewide employee leave provisions trump local ordinances and prohibits cities, villages, towns and counties from adopting their own.

Walker, a Republican, says in a statement the bill removes another barrier to creating jobs. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat who ran against Walker for governor, opposes the bill, saying it could drive jobs out of the city.

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/121308209.html
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discocrisco01 Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:26 AM
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1. Republicans
They do not get it. How you do you prevent people from taking sick leave?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:28 AM
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2. Their plan: If you get sick, you get fired
No longer a problem.

You are so right they don't get it.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:30 AM
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5. I worked at a small Catholic college back in the late 1980s
Edited on Fri May-06-11 10:31 AM by KansDem
We had no sick-leave policy. I asked the human resources director about this and she said sick leave was determined by the supervisor.

In other words, my supervisor determined if I should be paid for a sick day taken. The few times I was sick (a day or two), she questioned me on my day back about my illness, if I saw a doctor, and what medications I had taken. She used that information to determine if I should be paid.

I left that college after a few years...
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discocrisco01 Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:12 AM
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16. That Shows Weak Internal Control Polices
A normal private employer should have a well-defined policy for sick leave. A well-defined internal control policy would call for the \employer to (i) the employers's competitive objective in the overall value of the benefits packagecompared to that of other firms, and (ii) eligibility requirements for various benefits and the rationale for different probationary periods with different benefits,

I question whether that the university is manging its finance correctly when they lack a written policies and procedures for compensation. I probably would clean their clock as an auditor if I auditing their internal contorls.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:29 AM
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3. How long before Feudal Lordship becomes law?
nt

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:30 AM
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4. I doubt the law is legal. Aren't cities and local governments recognized as being independent of the
state government?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:47 AM
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11. like that matters ...
they're Repugniconvicts ...

the laws don't apply to them ... even the laws of reality ...
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:34 AM
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6.  Most Republicans are lightweight punks but this man
is truly an ugly ugly American.Hideous man.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:20 AM
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18. Any looking for the antichrist, this may be your man! n/t
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AleksS Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:34 AM
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7. But I thought that
But I thought that rethugs were for local control?

Once more the hypocrisy is staggering. Over and over again this bunch of hoodlums has ripped control away from local communities and put it in the state's hands. If any one of them dares talk about government interference in local decision-making, I hope they choke on the dissonance.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:36 AM
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8. No sick days?
Now there is a real vote getter.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:59 AM
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21. I thought that but the articles says that "voters overwhelmingly approved
the ordinance by referendum two years ago". That floored me.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:12 PM
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22. The ordinance to require paid sick leave.
Walker just signed something to basically overturn it. After losing a court battle against it.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 05:38 PM
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23. My bad. Thanks for the correction. In that case how can this not be a vote
killer? How can repukes defend this?
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:27 PM
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24. The agenda comes first for them.
The agenda is more important than democracy or what the people want. They'll try to stay in power even if it means cheating. Even if they lose power, as long as the agenda stands, the corporate jobs will come as soon as they're voted out and they'll get their reward either way.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:42 AM
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9. This is a Repuke pattern: Alleging to help the not-quite-here-yet while screwing the already here...
Sick days: Having sick days will hurt the chance that the not-quite-here-yet employees might find jobs, while it screws the people who already have jobs.

Abortion/family planning: They claim the help the not-quite-here-yet, while their policies hurt the women and children who are already here.

In one thing after another, they say we need laws to help something that is kind of over the rainbow, and they screw all of us who are here already. It's disgusting.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:43 AM
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10. Calling in dead would work...how does this square with Family Medical Leave Act.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:49 AM
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12. Good news.
He is assuring that he WILL be recalled.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:51 AM
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13. his agenda will be reversed.... he was useful in exposing the right wing fascist agenda
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:51 AM
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14. This was a "barrier to creating jobs"... Is he fucking serious?
Does he really think anyone buys shit like that? What a douchebag.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:52 AM
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15. And the South wants public sector help for some tornados!
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:17 AM
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17. I wonder if WI is mostly waking up now to the F-head R creature they voted in. n/t
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:23 AM
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19. The fact that he came from a prayer breakfast to fuck working people over...
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:30 AM
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20. Really stupid actually
If people won't get paid for missing a day when they are sick they will come to work sick and in turn spread the illness to other workers lowering productivity overall.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:29 PM
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25. Exactly
:thumbsup:
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:39 PM
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26. What's going on with the recall?
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