Cost savings from worker contributions to health care and retirement, taking effect today as part of the new collective bargaining laws, will swing the Kaukauna School District from a $400,000 budget deficit to an estimated $1.5 million surplus…. The district… plans to hire teachers and reduce class size.Let’s stop and think of all the protesters who carried signs asserting that their opposition to Scott Walker was for the children.
Preposterous! Surely she cannot mean that lower labor costs per worker might free up money to hire more! What next, claims that increasing the minimum wage kills jobs? That much of the money lost to unionization is eventually recouped at the expense of consumers?