Wisconsin Act 10 : The State And Government Sector Essay

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Wisconsin became a right to work state in March 09, 2015. This changes has brought forth many new changes in labor laws, especially ones that influence unions. We will first however look at the Changes that were brought in 2011 when the Wisconsin Act 10 was ratified.
The Wisconsin Act 10 was ratified in June 29, 2011. Originally proposed by republican governor Scott Walker, and passed by the Wisconsin Legislature, the bill was designed to address a projected $3.6 billion budget deficit. The bill helped to impact collective bargaining, compensation, retirement, health insurance, and sick leave of public sector employees. It could be considered a first step in the direction of making Wisconsin a right to work state, as this Act impacted the public sector union. The Bill helped to remodel the pay system used in the state and government sector.
The Bill started by Making State and Government employees pay a larger percent of their share of the cost of their pension. By increasing the Amount State and Government employees had to pay, According to The Liberal Institute for Wisconsin’s Future, It would cost Public employees an estimated $700 million per year in take-home pay. Scott Walker supported this bill as it was hoped that the money that would be collected from the increase of funds from state and government employees would be able to deal with the deficit without costing the citizens (tax payers). Scott estimated that between 2011 and 2014, around $2.35 billion was saved.…

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