Wisconsin Doctors’ Notes; Wisconsin Protests: It’s for the Chi-hhhilll-dren
The protests at Wisconsin’s capitol have been carried out for the children. Truly! Just ask the Reverend Jackson and the protesters.
Speaking to a near-capacity crowd from the second level of the Capitol rotunda, the civil rights activist [Jesse Jackson] led protesters in chants of “Save the teachers. Save the children.” Protesters swayed as Jackson led them in a rendition of the song, “We Shall Overcome.”
Isn’t it beautiful?! All of this agitation has nothing to do with the preservation of advantageous compensation terms or the bargaining structure that ensures its perpetuation. It’s all about “saving the children”.
Oh, and you know about those “sick” teachers who bunked work to attend the protests, forcing the cancellation of classes at several Wisconsin schools? They don’t need to worry about the repercussions of an unjustified absence from work because
doctors from various hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes covering public employees’ absences from work.
The bill would strip public unions of most of their collective bargaining rights.
For most of the past week, thousands of union members and their supporters have protested Walker’s measure at the Capitol. Some have called in sick so they could demonstrate here.
On Saturday, family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said.
The issuance of bogus sick notes to excuse the classroom absences of hundreds of unprofessionals resulting in the hampering of the education of thousands of students: prima facie, it’s for the children! Right, doctor?
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