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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The nightmare continues

You may have heard of the new Republican scheme to change our state's civil service jobs system. Well, it's getting a "hearing" on Wednesday, October 6 (though, don't hold your breath if hours of testimony against it does nothing to change it). 

This from WI AFL-CIO: 

Gov. Walker and Republicans in Madison are wasting no time in their plot to dismantle Wisconsin’s landmark civil service law. Our current civil service system is designed to ensure fairness and integrity in the hiring and firing of all state employees. The proposals being debated in Madison would break our system, inserting politics and paving the way for political favoritism, givebacks and corruption. 

Make your voice heard. Attend the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform hearing on LRB-2783/1 (State Civil Service Reform Bill) this Tuesday, October 6, in the state Capitol in Madison.  You can also send a message to your legislators by clicking here.

Hearing Details:
Room 411 South, State Capitol 
- Morning session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 
- BREAK (looks like they don’t want working people to testify on their lunch hour)
- Afternoon session: 2:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Elected officials need to hear from you and be held accountable to their constituents.
Contact your legislators and tell them what you think of rigging our civil service system so that political friends and buddies get preferential treatment. Click here to send an email message to your state lawmakers today

We cannot let these changes go unchecked. Together, we will let politicians in Madison know that the people are watching and will not sit back silently while our state’s long-standing and transparent civil service system is hijacked to benefit political cronyism. 

Let’s keep the politics out of civil service

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The good news is that a new Wisconsin poll shows Walker's support the lowest ever. The bad news is that 37% per cent of our fellow Wisconsinites approve of Scott Walker. Who ARE these people?

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