Wisconsin workers rally against proposal to restrict bargaining rights

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 5, 2011

In Wisconsin, big crowds of fuming workers have been chanting at Republican lawmakers seeking to restrict their collective bargaining rights. The images on TV of these workers are considering by some to hurt the UAW’s drive to organize transplant automakers in the U.S.

However, there are others who think that the fight is convincing workers and others to side with the union movement.

According to former American Motors CEO Gerald Meyers, the organized labor’s conflict in Wisconsin has made it impossible for UAW President Bob King to achieve his goal of organizing at least one transplant this year.

In Meyer’s opinion, the image of militant union members has led many Americans to see big labor as an obstacle to reining in deficit spending.

Meyers, a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said that unless there is a miracle or a new law, King should focus somewhere else.

What has made Wisconsin workers so mad is a move by newly elected Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to shrink the state’s deficit by reducing public-sector union benefits and removing the right of most public workers to bargain collectively for benefits and pensions. This proposal would permit collective bargaining to continue on wages. [via autonews - sub. required]

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