The gig is up! The Senate vote in Wisconsin is not so much an assault on unions, but a victory and a seat at the table for taxpayers. It also represents restoration of individual rights if government unions would stop and consider. With this vote, teachers have won a choice whether they want to join the union and pay dues. They no longer are forced into payroll deductions for union dues. Teachers have won the opportunity to be rewarded for good performance, and parents win by schools being able to fire teachers for nonperformance. Formerly, unions controlled hiring and firing practices. Now school districts can staff based on merit and performance. They can remove the dead wood.
As I write this, I am watching as union workers and their leftist cronies storm the Assembly in Wisconsin preventing elected officials from voting on the budget repair bill. The '60s are over, people. Some old-timers must miss their glory days of protests, where they chant, sing and chain themselves together. What's next? Blowing up buildings? Listen up, people, get over yourselves and get back to work while you still have a job. The gig is up!
Susan Leeper, Scottsdale