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This post is for Christy55 question and comment of:
“Specifically, what concessions did Walker offer? Every news outlet, including the JS have quoted Walker saying "He had NO concessions to offer because we are broke". This was the reason Walker gave in print and on video tape repeatedly for NOT negotiating.
After four weeks of intense media coverage, can you at least get this right?
FYI: I am NOT a public employee, not now or ever.
That was in response to my post titled 14 Fleeing Democrats Played Deal or No Deal with People’s Livings
So Christy55 and all you public sector workers the case that your 14 fleeing Democrat Senators were told by the Union Bosses and the National DNC not to take was:
Madison — Gov. Scott Walker's office released documents Tuesday showing he's willing to give on some points of his union bargaining bill to break the Capitol standoff and bring Senate Democrats back from Illinois.
The e-mails showed ideas and counteroffers - panned Tuesday by state labor leaders and some Democrats - that were made by the Republican governor's aides and two Democrats as they sought some resolution that would allow Democrats to come back to Wisconsin. Senate Democrats have been holed up in Illinois since Feb. 17, when they left the state to block a vote on Walker's budget-repair bill.
The changes discussed would be made not in the budget-repair bill itself but in later legislation, Werwie said. In the latest offer Walker aides e-mailed to Jauch on Sunday evening:
• Public employee union bargaining over wages would no longer be limited to the rate of inflation.
• Unions would be allowed to bargain over certain economic issues, including mandatory overtime, performance bonuses, hazardous duty pay and classroom size. On this set of issues, both labor and management would have to agree to discuss them for bargaining to happen.
• Unions could bargain over workplace safety, but that would be limited to workers' physical health and safety. It would not allow bargaining over hours, overtime, sick leave or family leave, work schedules or vacation.
• Unions would have to vote every three years to remain active, with the first of those votes coming within one year of the bill becoming law. The current version of the bill would require unions to vote to recertify every year - starting this April - and require them to get at least 51% of workers' votes.
• Employees of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority would not lose all union bargaining rights.
• The Legislature's budget committee would have to approve changes to state health programs for the poor sought by the Walker administration. The budget-repair bill gives Walker broad powers to reshape those Medicaid health programs, which cover more than 1 million state residents.
The changes wouldn't affect provisions in the bill ending union bargaining over health and pension benefits. It also would still require state and local employees to pay more for their health and pension benefits, lowering workers' take-home pay but saving nearly $330 million for state government alone through June 2013.