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Dold, Schneider Disagree With Walker

Congressman and his opponent see importance of collective bargaining and equal pay in the workplace.

and his Democratic challenger, , found more areas of agreement than grounds for difference in the policies of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who spoke in Lincolnshire Friday.

Walker’s legislation paring back collective bargaining rights last year brought more than 200 union protesters to greet the governor, who spoke to over 600 cheering members of the Lake County Republican Federation celebrating their organization’s 50th anniversary Friday.

Last year Walker pushed legislation through the Wisconsin legislature eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers and this year signed a bill repealing the state’s equal pay act.

When it comes to collective bargaining and equal pay for equal work between men and women, Schneider and Dold are closer to each other than either one is to Walker.

“It is important for unions to be able to collectively bargain for their members,” Dold said. “The referendum (on Walker’s policies) will likely be resolved by the people of Wisconsin,” he added referring to the pending June 5 recall election facing Walker. “It will be decided shortly.”

Schneider’s thoughts were not much different. “I’m disappointed and disturbed that Gov. Walker has attacked collective bargaining rights which ensure that workers like teachers can negotiate for middle-class wages, healthcare benefits, and retirement security," he said.

When it comes to equal pay for equal work, Dold and Schneider were even more emphatic in their belief that everyone should be paid on merit regardless of gender.

“Governor Walker’s decision to repeal Wisconsin’s Fair Pay Act, not only eliminates important protections for women in the workplace, but it hurts our path to economic recovery,” Schneider said.

“Lack of pay equity hurts all of us (women, men and children) in the workplace and in our communities,” Schneider added. “It’s simply out of touch with the values and interests of everyday people.”

Dold was much more personal in his response to the question of both men and women being treated fairly in the workplace.

“I have two daughters, a wife and three sisters,” Dold said. “Equal pay should be something everyone can depend on who works.”

william brown April 24, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Dold votes as he is TOLD by Grover Nordqvist Eric Canter and dick Armey
Gary April 24, 2012 at 01:49 PM
"... many GOP will stay home." Nope.
Bruno Behrend April 24, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Brown is down with every adjective, verb and noun, as given by MoveOn, Michael Moore, Media Matters and other rank propagandists of the left.
Ellie April 25, 2012 at 02:51 AM
I have been following Wisconsin news (on WTMJ Milwaukee, am radio 620) for over a year. Here are a few of Gov. Walker's STUNNING accomplishments (eat your heart out Gov. Quinn) : 6.8% unemployment, the first lowering of school property taxes in over a decade, AAA bond rating, structural ending of the 3.6 billion dollar state deficit - by requiring public employees to finally contribute toward their pensions, and a little more for their healthcare. Unlike Illinois, Gov.Walker did NOT raise corporate or individual income taxes, or cut programs, or close prisons and facilities for the disabled. There were NO major public worker layoffs in Wisconsin. And public employees are STILL paying LESS toward their benefits than the average worker in the private sector! By the way, Gov. Walker PRAISED private unions and did not touch them. And the WI Democrat Senate just killed a major private jobs bill, an iron mine in Iron County, WI, because they hated to see Walker succeed again. It's called "Walker derangement syndrome".......
Michael FitzJohn June 03, 2012 at 09:50 PM
then why did he have to outspend everyone 23 to one? all your heros money comes from out of state! Soon You will be told how much you can make! women will be told what they can do with their bodies. If your a teacher and have an opinion which the governor doesnt like, your salary will be put in the newspaper and you will be urged to pull your child from the classroom. Gee I am glad I am not in your state!

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