The big question
There’s an important question that I need LGF’s help resolving.
Here is a quote from the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau analysis of Scott Walker’s law.
“This Bill limits the right to collectively bargain for all employees who are not public safety employees (general employees) to the subject of wages”
I contend that this means the bill limits the collective bargaining rights TO the subject of wages, in the sense of collective bargaining is not to be allowed on anything else.
However a counter viewpoint has come up that says that when taken in full context…
“”This Bill limits the right to collectively bargain for all employees who are not public safety employees (general employees) to the subject of wages.
In addition, unless a referendum authorizes a greater increase, any general employee who is part of a collective bargaining unit is limited to bargaining over a percentage of total base wages increase that is no greater than the percentage change in the consumer price index,” the WLRB added. A “referendum” would require a statewide election.”
The bill is only applying limits to the subject of wages, meaning that “the following limits will be applied to the subject of wages.”
I feel that the fact that “subject of wages” are followed by a period rather than a comma means that the first sentence should stand on its own.
What are my fellow lizards thoughts?
By the way here is the full document