By Mike Hall
February 11, 2011
First Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced a state budget plan that strips state workers of nearly all
their collective bargaining rights, cuts pay and benefits and says there will be no negotiations.
Phi Beta Iota: Ronald Reagan broke the back of modern labor with his use of the military to break the air traffic controller’s strike. It appears that Governor Walker is demonstrating a similar disregard for the sanctity of labor rights, and that the National Guard–as with the Pentagon in Reagan’s time–will be a willful collaborator this time around.