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Republican governor Republican Scott Walker stirred up a hotbed of controversy with his stance on public labor unions in Wisconsin. Walker proposed removing collective bargaining from the stateâ€™s public employees curtailing the rights of teachers, firefighters, and other public employees to collectively bargain for healthcare, pension and other benefits. This political move brought attention to the plight of labor. In response, labor mobilized and took to the streets with opposition. This eventually led to an unsuccessful, but close recall election.
Residents of Wisconsin, however, were not just up in arms with Republicans. Many are also upset with President Obamaâ€™s inability to lead the nation out of the economic slump. With unemployment rates high, many believe that something needs to change. This has led to widespread discontent and frustration with both Governor Walker and President Obama.
Please read the Bloomberg Businessweek article â€œHow Scott Walker Ignited a Labor Renaissanceâ€ and the CNN Money article â€œWisconsin: Worked-Up Unions.â€ Then reflect on the following questions:
- Do you agree or disagree with Governor Walkerâ€™ s move to restrain bargaining rights for public employees? Explain.
- Based on the labor relations objectives discussed in chapter one (efficiency, equity and voice), what impact does Governor Walkerâ€™s decision to curb the unionâ€™s collective bargaining rights have on these objectives for todayâ€™s labor? â€¨
- How you believe the resistance to Governor Walkerâ€™s attack on collective bargaining will affect the general publicâ€™s view of labor? Explain.
- Is Wisconsin a good or bad example for the nation of how to manage public sector unions? Explain.