[lbo-talk] Walkerism comes to Massachusetts

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Apr 28 12:42:04 PDT 2011

Ah, those Democrats, boldly defending the working class!


> It's unclear whether Gov. Deval Patrick would sign this bill if it reached him, but he has boldly stated, "This is not Wisconsin." How would Massachusetts not be Wisconsin, though? After a tweak, of course! Labor reporter Mike Elk writes that Patrick has floated a more moderate proposal that "gives unions a limited time window to bargain before local officials would be allowed to impose their own health care benefit plans unilaterally without coming to a collective bargaining agreement." You'll get five seconds, unions. Bargain quickly.

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