Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meantime, in Ohio....

In Ohio, it's all over but the shouting.

And yes, there's a lot of shouting.

Amid shouts and jeers in both chambers, the House passed a measure affecting 350,000 public workers on a 53-44 vote, and the Senate followed with a 17-16 vote of approval. Republican Gov. John Kasich will sign the bill by the end of the week.

...The Ohio measure affects safety workers, teachers, nurses and a host of other government personnel. It allows unions to negotiate wages but not health care, sick time or pension benefits. It gets rid of automatic pay increases, and replaces them with merit raises or performance pay. Workers would also be banned from striking.

Wisconsin PEU members should be kissing Scott Walker's feet.

HT: McCain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merit and performance pay? Be careful what one wishes for. What is going to be the criteria? Test scores? Who is going to be involved in the process? How will it be implemented? Is it an unfunded mandate?

Just wait when school districts focus on teaching to the test to ensure their bonus and salaries skyrocket as a result. And taxpayers can then say "thank you".