Archive for March 8th, 2011



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Mar
11

ooops, will the koch brothers ask for a refund?

ABC: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has offered to keep certain collective bargaining rights in place for state workers in a proposed compromise aimed at ending a nearly three-week standoff with absent Senate Democrats, according to e-mails released Tuesday by his office.

The e-mails, some dated as recently as Sunday, show a softened stance in Walker’s talks with the 14 Democrats who fled to Illinois to block a vote on his original proposal that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers and force concessions amounting to an average 8 percent pay cut.

Under the compromise floated by Walker and detailed in the e-mails, workers would be able to continue bargaining over their salaries with no limit, a change from his original plan that banned negotiated salary increases beyond inflation. He also proposed compromises allowing collective bargaining to stay in place on mandatory overtime, performance bonuses, hazardous duty pay and classroom size for teachers……

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It’s not over yet….. but to all the wonderful people who fought Walker & the Koch brothers on this:

08
Mar
11

big baby meets, eh, big barack

The Boston Celtics’ Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis meets President Obama at a DCCC fundraiser in Boston.

08
Mar
11

women of the world

Aissatou Hamidou Diallo, who participates in the MCC-funded BRIGHT school program in Burkina in West Africa, is hugged by First Lady Michelle Obama during a gathering in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in the East Room of the White House




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