> 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.