Walker Demands Full UNION RIGHTS for Election Workers

Because they work so hard

The long hours, the stressful environment, exposure to flat screens, are only a few of the demanding workplace factors visited on election workers. They are often senior citizens, and are forced to endure hostile conditions on any given election day in Wisconsin. It came to the attention of the state’s chief administrator that these workers are often volunteers who get the same hours of training as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army kettles at Christmas time. Is it any wonder that problems surface such as discovering 14,000 votes days after an election, discovering vote materials in dumpsters, and inaccuracies in registration information?

The Walker Epiphany

The Governor spoke of his decision to reform the administration of our election process as a sudden and striking realization – a breakthrough or an enlightening shift in consciousness that visited him with a new and deeper perspective. After all, we reward campaign donors like Bill Gardner with lucrative state contracts for his railroad, and allow billionaire Diane Hendricks, who donated $500,000 to the Walker campaign, to pay no state taxes. It is time to offer many of these same benefits to election workers. Why do we entrust the administration of our elections to a volunteer workforce with almost no training? Why are we shocked to find our state elections fraught with administrative problems?

The Election Workers Union of Wisconsin

The costs of building an effective and efficient workforce to administer elections would be astronomical – if it were done from scratch. Sometimes the same workers that have been demonized, and branded as “takers” come back to haunt. The epiphany came in the form of a vision of Joe McCarthy appearing to Walker as a ghost of Christmas past. Take a peek into the nightmare visited at the stroke of midnight in the governor’s mansion last week:


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The next morning the governor awoke and threw open the second story window. He appeared in his “Bucky” pajamas as he flung open the door of the AFSCME Council 24 · AFL-CIO
8033 Excelsior Dr., Suite C, in Madison. He was singing a familiar song, “I dreamed I saw Joe McCarthy last night, alive as you and me”.

By noon the governor left the office with an outline of the plan to unionize election officials in the State of Wisconsin, for he had also visited the scene of a Christmas future when Wisconsin was applauded as the leader in national election reform with a fully unionized, professional work force.

God bless us, every one.

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