WI Republicans Fast-tracking Bill that Effectively Kills Workers' Comp

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It is beyond comprehension

It is beyond comprehension that people can actually be programmed to vote for elected officials who work against their own best interests and not even have the intelligence to realize what is happening to them.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Have any of you actually read

Have any of you actually read the bill and/or proposed changes?

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Wisconsin is officially down

Wisconsin is officially down the toilet

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

someone needs to go around

someone needs to go around shooting politicians like they are shooting cops..that would be the REAL justice. Come on you crazy serial killer types..get on your game here...gangbangers, here is a new way to gain notoriety and become that martyr you always wanted to be. We need all you crazy people to step up to the plate here, You should have killed Kathy Gifford you dummies....Judicious marksmanship not necessary because everyone they surround themselves with are criminals too!

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Who can I contact to oppose

Who can I contact to oppose this bill?

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Sucks when you allowed a

Sucks when you allowed a program to be abused to the point where you need to do things like this just to straighten things out. Sorry kids, but this is why we can't have nice things.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

So, how can we fix this?

So, how can we fix this?

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

This is pathetic and so

This is pathetic and so brutally unfair that the entire Wisconsin workforce should rise up in arms and strike

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Faster than a speeding bullet

Faster than a speeding bullet?

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

The author got this pretty

The author got this pretty much right. There's no way to stop these folks. If the Democratic Party can get back control of the legislature and the governorship, the damage will eventually be mitigated, but the carnage until then will be pretty bad. (Full disclosure: I was a Worker's Comp judge for 7 years, and have spent the last 35 years representing injured workers.)

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

This legislation is backed by

This legislation is backed by ALEC and the Koch brothers front group,"Americans for Prosperity". It is designed to make it much easier for employers to deny workers comp benefits to workers thay have been hurt on the job. This isn't a right or left issue. This affects every worker at every job.
Call or email your representatives and tell them to oppose this legislation.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

This legislation is backed by

This legislation is backed by ALEC and the Koch brothers front group,"Americans for Prosperity". It is designed to make it much easier for employers to deny workers comp benefits to workers that have been hurt on the job. This isn't a right or left issue. This affects every worker at every job.
Call or email your representatives and tell them to oppose this legislation.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

This idiotic legislation has

This idiotic legislation has got to be STOPPED!!!! The REPUBLICANS HAVE RUINED THE STATE I GREW UP IN.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Is anyone surprised? The

Is anyone surprised? The Wisconsin currently has a government bought and paid for by the corporations. The Repubs are working solely at the behest of the moneyed interests.The worker and the people be damned. The Governor has managed to vilify anyone who has a decent job with any benefits. I worked many years at a large corporate entity in Wisconsin. It was a very physical job where many workers, myself included, suffered injuries. The company hired "hit man", corporate attorneys to fight every claim. Every injury was considered the workers fault. When the Repubs change the law there will in effect be no workers compensation it Wisconsin. It's like the days of the Robber Barons of the 19th century.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Inquiring minds in Washington

Inquiring minds in Washington, DC might need to know about what the #WorkCompsters in WI are up to. Isn't it time to 'demolish workers compensation' and REINSTATE CIVIL RIGHTS? Investigations and indictments with the help of the DOL, DOJ, FBI, and the National Guard to Protect Injured Workers in the most offensive states may indeed be in order.

Here, read and share THIS letter from Congress on WorkComp....and You! https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2465674/letter-from-federal-lawmakers-to-labor-on.pdf because... WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW ... #DodgeTheRads and Carry on!

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Yea, lets make this worse for

Yea, lets make this worse for the worker. I live in the state of ct. i reported a rep injury on 5/17 of this year. I Know that it was carpal tunnel. I had pain and numbness in my left hand.
I was taken off my reg job and put on light duty with therapy. I was told by the therapist that the therapy at that point wouldn't work but, the rules set by the state had to be followed thru. So, I had 8 sessions of therapy. Still remaining on LD, being paid my wage in my reg job.
I was then told to pick a hand specialist to go and review the info. A list was provided but, it wasn't updated. It hadn't been updated in years. I found a HS and he told me I had CTS and did a good job explaining to me exactly what it was.
I then had to go to another HS to get a nerve test. The insurance company that works for the factory I'm employed at, had someone call me to set me up with someone in ct. The person that called me was from the state of Calif. and sent me to the closest HS on HIS LIST. I had to drive 15 miles to another town. It was ridiculous, being that there were many in my town that could have done the test.
Still, on LD, I went back to my HS surgeon and was told I needed surgery. I then had to go to get a Independent Medical Exam. The exam took place in another town more that 15 miles away. I then had to wait to be approved for my surgery, I received it on 9/19.
I was out of work for 2 weeks and the HS removed my stitches. I was emailed by a nurse working for my place of employment asking when I was going to be able to be back at work.
The next morning a call came from my HS telling me my job wanted me back ASAP. I felt ok to go back, My strength was and is still improving in that hand and I requested to go to therapy so, I know that all the help I need I have gotten. I see my HS again on 10/30.
If I had gone through my own health insurance. I would already be back to my job. It took 128 days from the day I reported my work related injury to get my surgery.
I want to tell everyone about my perception of the system we have in ct. I also realize that I did get the care that I needed.
I work in a factory that is unionized too. That helps because I know that all eyes are on this. When I went in to report the pain and numbness in my hand it was because I couldn't take it anymore. I should have gone in sooner because I may have done too much damage. I waited because I work in a facility that doesn't listen to the employee's.
I went to the HSE manager and reported that there were area's that needed to be improved and was blown off by both she and the plant manager.
I have worked there for more than 16 years and was asked about my previous jobs and what I did at home. I had been working overtime to try to help the place get its work out on time. I had stopped working the ot weeks pervious to reporting. I gave it my own time to try to heal.
If I had gone to my own insurance company, I would be back in my job NOW. I left her office at the time feeling that I was responsible for my repetitive injury.
Now, to me it looks like all the little agencies and people along the way of this system are sucking in huge amounts of money. Granted I got my full paid wage throughout this drama. Yet, to me I could be back at work already if they had just listened in the beginning to the HS and the therapist. My company wouldn't have lost the production from me working.
If what the GOP now wants goes through it will be such a wrong. I think about all the new people in the work force that are just entering. Many, will be affected by this.
Business needs to take responsibility for the environment it provides and have responsible people work for them. When they hire people to care for their employee's. That is what they should be doing.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Employees, personally or

Employees, personally or through their labor organizations, or employer, can purchase disability insurance policies.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Workers will have no choice

Workers will have no choice but go after their company owners for directly their pound of flesh

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

laws like this should be

laws like this should be protected.why on earth is this governor against the people and trying to make things worse instead of better .lets get him gone

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Haven't you done enough to

Haven't you done enough to wreck our once beautiful and proud state? Wake up and ask "The People" what we think. Wouldn't that be a novel idea? Shame on you all! I believe in karma....enough said

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Are we still surprised at the

Are we still surprised at the actions of the Republicans? I just don't get how society puts these people into office. I have said for many years that we are going down the evolutionary scale not advancing. This is another step taken away. Sad, frustrating, and many other emotions that are just making me weary.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Republicans do not care about

Republicans do not care about the average worker; they only care about the rich! This doesn't make any sense....just republican greed! Vote the republicans out at the elections!

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Leave it to republicans to

Leave it to republicans to make things difficult for the working and middle class!

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Please protect the workers

Please protect the workers and not the employers.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Words fail me.....reading

Words fail me.....reading this latest 'assault' on the citizens of Wisconsin is beyond belief

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

What country are the

What country are the Republicans living in? We spent years trying to help workers get better benefits and wages, better working conditions and now in a few years, the Wisconsin Republicans are destroying that! Are we going to revert to sweat shops again, just so the Republican rich can get richer? Wisconsin people....let all your representatives know that this is not acceptable. Get off your apathetic couches and if nothing else....think of your fellow man! It seems like as long as these new laws don't affect you....you don't care! You MUST care! Someday, this might be your child, your grandchild getting injured at work! We need to start thinking of others.....

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Wisconsin republicans are

Wisconsin republicans are scumbags under Hitler and will get voted out

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

Workers are already leaving

Workers are already leaving the state due to the poor work environment created by getting rid of unions, reducing the funding for education, and now this.
It is time to leave the workers alone and to create more jobs and a better environment for workers.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

When will the good people of

When will the good people of this state wake up and realize that the people they put in office DO NOT have their interests in mind at all. The current majorities in all the houses of the legislature only have the interest of their big business donors in mind. The State of Wisconsin has been sold to the highest bidder. The people have lost. It will be many years to get back to where we were if ever. We are very quickly becoming a third world state. No one will want to come here to work. ALEC wins again

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

I am a conservative

I am a conservative independent voter and have mostly voted Republican, This legislation is ridiculous and the people who dreamed it up are idiots. Hasn't the Wisconsin Republican party done enough to hurt the common person in the last few years. I won't be supporting the Republican ticket if this nonsense is passed!

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

but certain people in

but certain people in Wisconsin voted in these republicans and relected walker. Wisconsin is more fucked up than in whole united states is. we have teachers leaving and fraud from what is suppose to be job creation. they have taken away all of our rights and blamed the unions, well stop listening to the politicians and open your eyes. they only care for themselves.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

See elections do make a

See elections do make a difference.

Progressive.org more than 1 year ago

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