WEAC waning II
August 18, 2011
Monday WEAC Executive Director Dan Burkhalter announced that layoff notices had been issued to 40% of the organization’s staff.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Burkhalter blamed the layoffs and other budget cuts at WEAC on Gov. Scott Walker’s “union-busting” legislation.
It’s easy to understand why Burkhalter is so upset. Before Governor Walker’s collective bargaining reforms, Burkhalter’s $242,000 annual compensation package was paid from the forced union dues of Wisconsin school teachers. Now he has to convince school teachers to voluntarily write a check to the union for their services.
Good luck with that, Mr. Burkhalter.