Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:07 PM
a kennedy (12,426 posts)
D*mn......Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law
WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.
The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was meant to deter employers from discriminating against certain groups by giving workers more avenues via which to press charges. Among other provisions, it allows individuals to plead their cases in the less costly, more accessible state circuit court system, rather than just in federal court.
In November, the state Senate approved SB 202, which rolled back this provision. On February, the Assembly did the same. Both were party-line votes in Republican-controlled chambers.
SB 202 was sent to Walker on March 29. He had, according to the state constitution, six days to act on the bill. The deadline was 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The governor quietly signed the bill into law on Thursday, according to the Legislative Reference Bureau, and it is now called Act 219.
Walker's office did not return repeated requests for comment.
This mad man has got to go.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:12 PM
gateley (62,444 posts)
2. Just heard that on Ed's radio show. Do the people of Wisconsin KNOW this?
I can't imagine ANYONE thinking this is a good thing, whether a Walker supporter or not! How on earth could you justify this?
Response to gateley (Reply #2)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:33 PM
sybylla (7,622 posts)
8. If they've been paying attention, they know about it.
It was in the news when it was passed through the legislature. When it passes there, you're assured Wanker will sign it. Nothing goes through the legislature that he hasn't written it or at least signed off on the bills written by ALEC/Chamber of Commerce/Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Response to sybylla (Reply #8)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:23 PM
gateley (62,444 posts)
9. That's the key -- if people have been paying attention.
But I've learned that the things we're up in arms about, crowing "THIS is going to change how people..." -- most of the people I come in contact with aren't even aware of what the THIS is!
They said Walker "quietly" signed it into law. Don't know if there was a big hullabaloo as it was going for votes, but if there was it didn't influence the outcome, I guess.
I'm not faulting the people who just don't have the time or resources to be on top of this shit. I DO fault those who just don't care (and they're the people who generally haven't been affected).