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Blue Collar Blogger

Dad, husband, baseball coach, writer, community activist and crappy guitar player...I tend to stand a little to the left on most issues. I don't get my news from Fox "News" - and neither should you.

Walker has tried union-busting before with disastrous consequences

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MSNBC exposes Walker's Wackenhut-Gate scandal in this story. In essence, the article states that while Walker was Milwaukee County Executive he invented a fiscal emergency and "solved" it by firing union security guards and replacing them with Wackenhut employees who would work for $5 less an hour and less benefits. The company was also headed by a convicted fellon.

Turns out Walker's first union-busting move ended in disaster as an arbitrator ruled to reinstate the fired union guards, but still required Milwaukee County to honor the Wackenhut security contract of $1.1 million that Walker "negotiated". Oops! Read the entire MJS story here.

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