Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Another Example of the Republicans' Divide-and-Conquer Strategy
Paragraph 2 from the above screenshot: When he was Candidate Walker, he never talked publicly about union dismantling during the campaign. As Governor Elect Walker, he brought the subject up publicly during a luncheon at the Milwaukee Press Club on December 7, 2010. It was reported in many papers across the state. His anti-union stance wasn’t a surprise, but the introduction of this radical change caught many people off guard, including people who actually voted for him during the election.
Troopers union official: Walker didn't do us any favors. (Capital Times, 2/15/2011)
Excerpt: But Fuller is already facing a family squabble of another kind. As president of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association (WLEA), he's taking a lot of heat from those members of his union who are not exempt from Walker's plans.
"We are currently experiencing all kinds of backlash from our membership because of what I consider to be cherry picking of our union by the governor," he says.
The union, in short, is in danger of coming apart. And that's likely what Walker wants.