WI Teachers Willing To Cut Pay To Keep Collective Bargaining

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American Federation of Teachers member in Madison, Wisconsin

American Federation of Teachers member in Madison, Wisconsin

This teacher protesting in Madison, Wisconsin brings up the word cronyism. It’s a word that hearkens back to the 19th century when political parities distributed the spoils of election to those who elected them. Incompetents were put on the payroll to be policemen, teachers and other public servants. That changed with the rise of unions and collective bargaining.

The power of collective bargaining prevents cronyism since workers have a say. That all could change if collective bargaining is severely limited to just pay issues. This gentleman is part of the AFT (American Federation of Teachers). He explains why he has been participating in the Madison protests and how the budget repair bill affects him negatively.

Video by Tracey Pollock

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