Milwaukee Teachers Drop Viagra Suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee teachers union has dropped a lawsuit seeking to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back.

The union sued in July 2010 to force the school board to again include the erectile dysfunction drug and similar pills in its health insurance plans.

The union has argued the board’s policy of excluding such drugs from the plans discriminates against male employees; the board has countered the 2005 move was meant to save money.

Court records indicate attorneys for the union, the school board and the state Labor and Industry Review Commission agreed to dismiss the lawsuit on March 1. Messages for all three groups’ attorneys weren’t immediately returned.

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  1. Tom Elbert says:

    Bout time! but I bet they cost the states taxpayers $100,000’s in legal bills. And this is what the 14 awol dem senators are fighting for!

  2. lib says:

    ANd people don’t want to believe that these union members are pampered!!!

  3. Darryl says:

    Public employee unions must be abolished. What other nonsense is going on that we as taxpayers are NOT aware of?

    1. fitswell says:

      a lot starting with the one in charge of the white house.

  4. Common cents says:

    Many private insurers cover ED drugs but not birth control pills. Ironic, isn’t it?

  5. sc says:

    Trust me when I say that Public employee unions are not powerful. I am in MAPE here in Minnesota and it is a spineless union. The unions running this country into the ground are in the auto and airline industries. The money and benefits these employees get is outrageous. Especially for those with no skills or education. I bet the person that puts lugnuts on tires for Ford makes more than a college grad.

  6. susan peterson says:

    Don’t blame the teachers Union for wanting the same level of benefits provided those who get FREE health care provided by the state/federal government. Am I wrong to say that those on Medicare/Medicaid have their needs for Viagra met at tax payer expense?

    1. lib says:

      So unions really are just welfare recepients?

      1. You Know it says:

        YES THEY ARE!!!!!!!

  7. Murph says:

    Hmmmm, I wonder if the governor of Wisconsin gets his free? If he does,then what does that mean? Perhaps he is driven to madness by the tightness in his trousers.Or maybe he has a foot fetish,since he is cruising to get the BOOT next year in a recall. The Wisconsin Constitution seems to indicate he can’t be recalled for at least a year! So he is trying to get as many union workers as he can before his supply runs out! Naw that would make too much sense! I’ll bet he likes those high black boots that the GOP is wearing these days.Not the ladies size nine that Pawlenty limped away from district court wearing in his backside.Maybe they are both foot fetishers! Maybe all GOP’ers are?

    1. NOUNION says:

      @Murph seems that you have a thing for men in black boots, its ok you were born that way!

  8. NOUNION says:

    Where are all the union bums to defend this,

  9. Tom Elbert says:

    Murph what planet are you on? Can you add to the conv. or just make stuff up about people you don’t like?

  10. Henry says:

    Too late now, it is already on record and registered in people’s mind. It is being dropped because the union is seeking for support from sympathizers in their battle against the state of Milwaukee. If their every win the the battle, they will pick up the quest for taxpayers funded Viagra again.

  11. Paul says:

    Dear Discussion,

    If the Wisconsin Senate Democrats genuinely believe in freedom and democracy, they should stop denying them to the citizens of Wisconsin and return to their seats in the Senate.

    They hijacked the democratic process because they:

    a. Couldn’t pass what they wanted to in the lame duck session.

    b. Are appalled at the November election results.

    c. Lack the mental wherewithal to accept an overwhelming defeat from the citizens of Wisconsin.

    d. Wish to blame their lack of scruples on a Republican majority that has every right not to budge on holding the line on unsustainable spending.

    Now these same Wisconsin State Democratic Senators declare that the next move is up to the Republicans in office. Let me suggest that the State of Wisconsin declare the Democratic Senators have voluntarily abandoned their official duties and appoint interim Senators to fill their vacancies!

    Paul

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