They’ve taken over the approving of time sheets and photocopier requests for staffers of AWOL Wisconsin legislators. The ballot can be found here; the photocopier restrictions are particularly rigorous, given that the staffers in question will have to go get permission every time they want to make a copy. Speaking as somebody who has worked in an office that generated a lot of paperwork, that restriction is downright vicious.
But is it petty? No. Petty is Democratic state senators literally hiding from their job responsibilities – and risking the jobs of their constituents – because union bosses demand it of them*. This is merely a sign that said Senators’ colleagues are getting tired of pretending that their hiding is acceptable behavior. Or particularly mature.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*In 2010, the currently-hiding Wisconsin state senators received roughly one-fifth of their total campaign contributions from union sources. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?