I have no problem with collective bargaining, per se. It's only when they can vote their pleasure (in the form of elected officials) that the process becomes tainted. Public employees with collective bargaining rights should not be allowed to vote. That ends the incestuous relationship between politico's and the elected.
By the way, one of the reasons I argue in favor of collective bargaining for public employees is that much the same thing has occurred in the private sector via our Supreme lawgivers decreeing Corporations are individual people. 'Tis a form of collective bargaining, too, don't'cha think? The Corporation is....dare I say this....a collective after all. HEH!
And don't think Corporate Masters, like Union Bosses, are any less inclined to coerce the wage slaves into voting their particular pleasure, 'cause they are.
So before you go singing and dancing over WI I think you should contemplate a phrase in an 'ol "workers" song:
"By the way, one of the reasons I argue in favor of collective bargaining for public employees is that much the same thing has occurred in the private sector via our Supreme lawgivers decreeing Corporations are individual people."
Treating corporations as "persons" allows corporations to sue and to be sued, provides a single entity for easier taxation and regulation, simplifies complex transactions that would otherwise involve, in the case of large corporations, thousands of people, and that protects the individual rights of the shareholders as well as the right of association. ie the real person has the right to vote in elections, the corporate person doesn't, although if it did, it would only have one vote.
Should we make it illegal for corporations to enter and be legally obligated to contracts? To pay taxes? There'd be commercial chaos and since the US has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, we'd lose a large chunk of revenue for the libtards to waste.
Sounds like things are much improved in WI, the current boss vs the old. The Federal government could take some lessons. 60% of the voters seem to think so.