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Forum Post: Internal Walker Memo Clearly Shows Intent of New Rule is To Cut Teacher Pay by 31.1%

Posted 1 year ago on June 1, 2012, 4:37 p.m. EST by BetsyRoss2 (125)
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Internal Walker Memo Clearly Shows Intent of New Rule is To Cut Teacher Pay by 31.1%

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/31/1096339/-Internal-Walker-Memo-Clearly-Shows-Intent-of-New-Rule-is-To-Cut-Teacher-Pay-by-31-1-

"Later in the memo, they clearly lay it out (see graph in link above). The "average single base wage" in Option 3 or the "status quo" will go from $56,302.57 to $38,822 in Option 1 (the one that Walker chose). That means on average, the average base wage will drop by 31.1%-- a huge hit to a teacher pay that is already below the national average.

There you have it in the Walker camp's own words: The intention of this rule was to make collective bargaining impossible by pushing the bargaining ceiling for salaries 31.1% below what teachers are being currently paid."

Walker = the 1%

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[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 1 year ago

Great... yeah... this is exactly what our country needs...

Oh wait... who are the people who are saying that we are don't ever try to get ourselves properly educated and are now suffering because of our choices?

Right... and I am sure this helps us compete better with the outsourced labor or immigrant workers who are only here because WE don't have the proper education.

I am sure it is more important to send our 'allies' billions of dollars in aid (particularly Israel) to fight imagined enemies.

I am sure it is more important for us to account for 40% of the total global military budget (not including the discretionary spending).

Yeah... all of this makes perfect sense...

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

multiple internet stories of it

not confirmed

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 1 year ago

These are supposed coming from the emails that were released following a FOIA request to Walker's office for something else. I forgot what exactly the requester was looking for, but people have been finding tidbits like this since yesterday.

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[-] 0 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 1 year ago

I don't think it's appropriate to discuss the actual pay of public sector union employees. A lot of people don't make anywhere near 56k (81k with bennies) and the last thing we want is taxpayers being made aware of what our people are getting, especially just before the WI recall!

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I think every employee should be able to discuss their pay with each other

[-] 2 points by BetsyRoss2 (125) 1 year ago

Absolutely. The only reason to keep that information secret is to foster doubt and perceived jealousy, or to hide the high pay from executives who sit in front of a PC all day in meetings on on Excel instead of working hard.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I've done a lot of curve fitting automatons

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