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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:06 AM

Non-UNION Cleaning company hired by Walker Admin. is fired for damaging state Capitol

SUN DEC 23, 2012 AT 03:45 PM PST
Cleaning company hired by Walker Admin. is fired for damaging state Capitol
by Giles Goat Boy

The Wisconsin State Journal reported over the weekend that a private company hired by the Scott Walker administration to provide janitorial services in the state capitol building has been fired - for damaging the expensive marble floors in the building.
http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/cleaning-company-fired-after-allegedly-damaging-or-staining-marble-floors/article_490de2f4-4bc5-11e2-a699-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz2Fv1ab2fX

State officials have fired a cleaning company they believe may have damaged or stained marble floors in the Capitol, said Wisconsin Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis.

The damage appears to have occurred when a cleaning solution or other liquid leaked from a floor-scrubbing machine operated by the contractor, Marquis said.


Prior to the Walker administration, cleaning of the capitol facilities was performed by unionized state employees with years of expertise in cleaning and maintaining the unusual and delicate stones.

and more interesting stuff about WHO this company was here:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/23/1173448/-Cleaning-company-hired-by-Walker-Admin-is-fired-for-damaging-state-Capitol

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Reply Non-UNION Cleaning company hired by Walker Admin. is fired for damaging state Capitol (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
ann--- Dec 2012 #1
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #2
ornotna Dec 2012 #3
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #4
UCmeNdc Dec 2012 #5
unionthug777 Dec 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2012 #7
mgraveman Dec 2012 #8
nolabear Dec 2012 #9
PatrynXX Dec 2012 #10
mbperrin Dec 2012 #11
mokawanis Dec 2012 #12
warrant46 Dec 2012 #14
Javaman Dec 2012 #13
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #15
Recursion Dec 2012 #16
EC Dec 2012 #17
MindPilot Dec 2012 #18
postulater Dec 2012 #19
Lifelong Protester Dec 2012 #20
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #21
Lifelong Protester Dec 2012 #23
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #22
Lifelong Protester Dec 2012 #25
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #24
indepat Dec 2012 #26

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:41 AM

2. A victory for unions

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:43 AM

3. Perfect

Not only non-union but they're from out of state. Could this guy be a bigger knucklehead.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:43 AM

4. And Walker's damage to Wisconsin extends to the floors of the capitol.

Please keep this man out of national politics.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:50 AM

5. Will Walker pay from his salary the extra costs the government incurred for repairs?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:00 AM

6. dumbass

what a stupid pathetic useless worm walker is. he should lose his job also !!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:09 AM

7. Perfect,...Walker is a stain.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:28 AM

9. Is "Neener neener" too childish?

*snort!*

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:30 AM

10. Rockford is not exactly

a tourist destination. even when we lived in Freeport in the mid 80's.. when IL sucked. I'm not a big fan of IL in certain parts. although western IL.. mostly along the river.. love the area.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. Hmmm, hire the cheapest employees, give them no training, lousy cheap equipment

and then be surprised when it goes badly? Not me.

Yep, turns out all that "featherbedding" and "malingering" by unions is actually "specialization", "job knowledge" and actual "doing the job right." Who knew???

Well, okay, millions of union members like me knew, but I mean, who else? No one could have...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:33 AM

12. Corrupt little weasel

Walker is nothing but bad news. He's a hero to right-wing assholes across the land because he's a lying corrupt tea-bagger bastard. His ambitions far exceed his skills.

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:49 AM

14. You are much too kind to him !!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:40 AM

13. walker got his legacy; a stain on the floor. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:52 AM

15. ROTFL!!! Serves the asshole right!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:53 AM

16. Wait, you mean having skilled workers makes a difference in the quality of work???

Unheard of, sir!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:56 AM

17. I tell people all the time

you get what you pay for. When you hire non-union to do a job where expertise and education is needed, you will end up paying more in the long run because of the mess they make of the job. I know many who have hired non-union electricians and plumbers to work on their homes and ended up with really expensive consequences.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:02 PM

18. One of those things that make me regret not having gone to law school.

I wish there were a vehicle by which class-action lawsuits could be filed in situations like this to compensate the people for the destruction of their property. That floor belongs to the citizens of Wisconsin, not Scott Walker. It was damaged as a result of his willful neglect or unprofessional judgement; is it too much to ask that a State's Governor be held to the same standard of competence as an auto mechanic or a barber?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

19. When the people occupied the Capitol

The repubs complained about the $7 million in damage done by the tape holding the signs to the walls. Turns out they were using residue-free tape made for walls like that. The total cost of repair was minimal.

Along comes this jerk and wrecks our beautiful building.

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Response to postulater (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:43 PM

20. That is exactly what I was thinking

Last edited Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:44 PM - Edit history (1)

I was there and saw all the 'blue tape' (painter's tape) used to put up signs. No damage. The main damage was from us 'on the lawn', even though it was snow-covered.


What an ass. This should (and probably won't) get coverage. But the Repubs don't want to hear about the misdeeds of their Snotty.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:13 PM

21. when does the govenor job come up for election?

I do hope every able bodied Dem in the state is organizing now and up to the next voting day.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:41 PM

23. In 2014. The new bumper sticker is

"Remove Walker".

As long as he keeps on doing what he's doing, that will probably happen.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

22. HA! the article reports damage assessment IN the capital by protestors:

The only significant damage to the floors was from electrical tape used by television crews to tape down their cables.

Damage to floors caused by Fox News? Yes.
Damage to floors caused by cheap, non-union cleaning service? Yes.
Damage to floors caused by tens of thousands of pro-Labor demonstrators? Nope.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

25. I know, it was all propaganda to make us

look like 'uncouth thugs'. So little does Walker know about his 'home' state, he didn't realize that some of us RESPECT the capitol building, and would never befoul it, like he does.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:43 PM

24. Bookmarking for the next poster who runs up to tell us that union labor is inefficient.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:16 PM

26. A microcosm of Walker's mal-governance? What a

swell-headed fella.

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