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1 posted on 07/01/2013 7:54:01 AM PDT by george76
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Walker/Cruz ‘16!


2 posted on 07/01/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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Good luck to them. It will be an uphill battle with courts stacked with liberal Rats who get tens of millions in campaign contributions from unions.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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BTTT

My former DIL is part of this group.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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“it’s just a tax”


5 posted on 07/01/2013 8:06:13 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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The plaintiffs are seeking a fast track to the 8th Circuit and the USSC.

This shows that they realistically do not hold out any hope of winning in the 9th Circuit.

Very realistic on their part; they have no chance in the most reversed Federal Circuit Court in history.

6 posted on 07/01/2013 8:07:25 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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OMG! What! Do these people intend to bring professionalism back to classroom teaching? They will ruin our children by bringing them under authority!


9 posted on 07/01/2013 8:18:33 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps 66:16)
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Thank you Scott Walker. A leader with the courage to get the ball rolling.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 8:21:36 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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With unions being part of the life blood of the dimoKKKRAT party this unlikely to happen.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 9:53:35 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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Those aren’t dues, they’re taxes. Case dismissed.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 10:31:01 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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Whose going to pay the teachers’ pensions?

Oh yeah...taxpayers via bailouts.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 2:18:00 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Interesting and somewhat related to Wisconsin.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 2:18:57 PM PDT by Jean S
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Wow!!!


15 posted on 07/01/2013 2:25:49 PM PDT by austinaero
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Good luck with that. Even if you get a majority of voters to put that in your state Constitution, all the facists have to do is find ONE judge to nullify it, and SCOTUS will make that the law of the land.

Silly Americans, your vote is worthless and weak....you are ruled by black robed kangaroos now, dontcha know.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Bookmark


18 posted on 07/01/2013 2:51:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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While ignorant teachers in Wisconsin our begging to pay union dues...


20 posted on 07/01/2013 3:27:46 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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From The Free Beacon.com by Bill McMorris:

“Ten California schoolteachers are challenging California’s policy of forcing all public employees to pay union dues for collective bargaining. The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) is aiding their suit. The CIR views the issue through the lens of the Constitution, rather than as a contest of labor policy.

“Our efforts are not anti-union; we are trying to solidify the First Amendment rights of public employees to freely assemble,” CIR president Terry Pell said.

The plaintiffs filed a preliminary injunction on Tuesday asking the court to waive the teachers’ union dues during the ongoing trial. Pell is certain the motion will fail, which is all the better for the plaintiffs because it will “fast-track” the litigation to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and eventually the Supreme Court.

“This is a piece of strategic litigation—we’re trying to get the issue of compulsory union dues to the Supreme Court as quickly as possible,” he said. “We know that lower courts can’t overrule Supreme Court precedent, but this will expedite us through the system.”

The Roberts court opened the door to ending coercive unionism last year when it ruled 5-4 that Service Employees International Union improperly charged non-union members for political activities. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority in Knox v. Service Employees International Union, said the forced dues on non-union members were “indefensible”

“Public-sector unions have the right under the First Amendment to express their views on political and social issues without government interference … But employees who choose not to join a union have the same rights,” Alito ruled. “The First Amendment creates a forum in which all may seek, without hindrance or aid from the State, to move public opinion and achieve their political goals.”

The California plaintiffs take this reasoning a step further. They argue that negotiations between teachers unions and state officials are a political act in and of themselves. Paying money to aid in union negotiations, Pell says, violates the rights of teachers who object to union goals of maximizing expensive benefits, such as California’s underfunded pension plan.

“All public-sector union bargaining—on issues like pensions and pay and leave and seniority rules—are claims on the public Treasury, an inherently political act,” Pell said. “Some union teachers may think this is a good thing, but our clients say that unions shouldn’t be collecting more and more of the public pie while the parents of their students are struggling.”

The Obama administration’s labor policies have only exacerbated the tension between First Amendment rights and financing the political activities of unions.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in December 2012 that non-union employees should be forced to pay for lobbying expenses as an “apolitical” activity, if the costs lead to improvements for all employees.

“The NLRB crossed over the line,” Pell said. “Union collective bargaining or union ads and lobbying that promote increased education spending are overtly political.”

The teachers are not alone in their fight. The National Right to Work Foundation, which won the Knox case, is waging a similar battle in Texas where six airline employees filed a class action suit challenging the concept of exclusive bargaining as an encroachment on the freedom of assembly and speech.

“Union bosses have abused their extraordinary government-granted power to automatically compel workers to fund their political activities unless workers object—a power granted to no other private organization in our country—for far too long,” Mark Mix, president of National Right to Work, said in a statement. “The First Amendment right of workers who refrain from union membership to automatically refrain from paying union dues at all and especially for politics is long overdue.”


22 posted on 07/01/2013 4:35:38 PM PDT by concentric circles
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Each and every single one of them will vote democratic until the day their miserable, sub-human, filthy butts dies. Guarandamteed.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 6:13:02 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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A faint glimmer of light from California? Maybe? Lord knows the left screwed that state up so much it’ll take generations of people of the Golden State to clean that mess up; if they ever can!


27 posted on 07/01/2013 8:32:30 PM PDT by dowcaet
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Pigs are flying by my window as I read this ...


28 posted on 07/01/2013 8:37:15 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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What great news! Always makes me smile when I hear about teachers realizing that Unions are no help to them OR the children they serve.


29 posted on 07/01/2013 9:24:31 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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