Gulag Wisconsin: GOP Anti-Union Law Replaces Union Workers with Prisoners

Raw Story:

Prison inmates have replaced union workers in Racine County, Wisconsin, thanks to the changes to the states collective bargaining laws that went into effect at the end of June.

The Journal Times reported prison inmates will now be able to do tasks such as landscaping, painting, and shoveling sidewalks in the winter that were previously performed by unionized employees.

Inmates are not required to do any work for the county, but can receive time off their sentence if they do. Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig said the use of prison labor would not result in any public works staff reductions.

“We’re gonna have them do landscaping at county buildings, have them pick up trash on the roads,” he told local Fox News 6. “So we can use some of the county personnel to do difficult tasks, such as putting in a parking lot at the park.”

Next up: Arrest people for joining unions and send them to prison where they will work for free.

One comment

  • Deborah Howard
    July 8, 2011 - 6:59 am | Permalink

    When previous state workers are out of their homes, have exhausted the unemployment insurance and are having to steal food as there are no trained food stamp workers or when food stamps for the poor have been stopped, and have gone to jail, they can get out sooner for the good behavior of providing SLAVE labor to the State that they once worked for. This gives a new meaning the the well known statement, “The Pooring of America”.

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