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Collective Bargaining Rights

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

Paige Lavender

Koch-Backed Group Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been accused of attempting to suppress De...

Joy Resmovits

How It Feels To Be A Teacher In Wisconsin On June 27 | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education

Margarette Allen was never ashamed to be a teacher. She still isn't -- for the most part. "I'm proud of what I do," the Manitowoc, Wis., high scho...

Opponents Of Ohio Union Law Say They Have Enough Signatures For Repeal Initiative

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law say they have collected hundreds of thousands more signatures than needed in ...

New Lawsuit Filed Against Wisconsin Union Law

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state employees will start paying more for their health care and pension benefits in late August, state officials said...

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law To Take Effect

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory Tuesday, ruling that a polarizing union la...

Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arva Rice | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

As politicians all over the nation cast their scrutiny upon public-sector unions, middle-class blacks and other minorities face the prospect of an attack on their collective bargaining rights.

Scott Walker Defends Hobbling Unions

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended his school of union hobbling as a route to fiscal discipline to budget-weary Washington on Thu...

Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End?

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

In the February weeks I spent in snowy Madison, I tried to make sense of the massive protests unfolding around me. What was I witnessing? The beginning of a new movement in this country, or the last stand of organized labor?

Wisconsin Subterfuge Violates American Democratic Values

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Scott Walker & Crew got what they wanted. They commandeered from workers the right to collectively bargain for a better life. They did it with nefarious methods that disrespect the Constitution, disrespect democracy and disrespect workers.

William Alden

Jesse Jackson Speaks To Milwaukee Crowd In Support Of Unions | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd of demonstrators in Milwaukee Thursday evening, laying out a strategy to oppose the anti-union rights...

'My Way or the Highway' Is the Wrong Way for TV, Jobs and Football

Stuart Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Diamond

Simpler and cheaper solutions exist than the emotional confrontations that have resulted from the firing of Charlie Sheen, the threat to union jobs or the possible cancellation of the NFL season.

Sam Stein

Wisconsin GOP Senators Pass Anti-Union Bill Without Democrats Present | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold gambit to put an end to the weeks-long budget standoff in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) split his controversial budget-repa...

Wisconsin Democrats Will Return To State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate says his caucus will return to the state, but he won't say when. Senate Democrats ...

Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — About 50 pro-union protesters peacefully left the state Capitol late Thursday after a judge ruled they could no longer spend the...

Walker Unveils Full Budget With Deep Cuts

AP/The Huffington Post | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday...

America Waking up to Value of Unions

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

There has been a virtual blackout of information about unions in the corporate media: More than 1/3 of the public hasn't heard enough about unions to know if they like them or not.

Solidarity Protests Draw Thousands Across U.S.

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied in cities across the United States on Saturday to express solidarity with Wisconsin public sector ...

An Open Letter To Religious Leaders In Support Of Collective Bargaining Rights

Rev. Colin Bossen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Colin Bossen

If we religious leaders are to continue to have moral authority in our communities we must speak up in support of public employees' right to collective bargaining.

Lila Shapiro

Wisconsin Protests Draw Thousands Of Workers Fighting For Key Union Rights | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MADISON, Wis. -- On Friday, February 11, at the same hour that the world watched the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resign his post, the newl...