Gov. Scott Walker's administration is no longer collecting dues on behalf of state unions and as of Sunday began charging employees more for health care and their pensions, even though nonpartisan legislative attorneys say the changes are not yet law. State workers will receive paychecks April 21 that reflect the changes, he said in a conference call with reporters.
Union bargaining changes will require some 30,000 state workers to hold a do-or-die vote on their unions' futures by the end of April … To stay alive, the unions will have to meet a much higher standard in their vote than Walker and other state elected officials had to meet to win their offices - getting 51% of the vote of all their union members, not just the ones who actually cast ballots.
Bob McLinn, president of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, (said) Walker" wouldn't be governor under the rule that he established."
jsonline: The state Government Accountability Board says there were 3.49 million voters registered to vote in that election. Of that number, Walker received only 32.3%.
Walker received 1.13 million votes, or 52.3% of the total number of 2.16 million ballots cast in the governor's race, according to t. But many more state residents didn't vote at all.
Walker's mandate came from one third of the state, while two thirds of the state may have a different idea the next time around...or preferably before.