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Collective Bargaining

What Gov. Walker Won't Tell You

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

What Governor Scott Walker isn't mentioning is that less than two weeks into his term as Wisconsin's governor, he pushed through $117 million in tax breaks for business allies of the GOP. There is your "budget crisis."

Top 5: Why Wisconsin Matters to You

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

When public sector workers can negotiate for fair pay, healthy workplaces and secure retirements, that puts pressure on private sector CEOs to do the same.

Should Christians Care About Unions?

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

As Christians, let's not forget that MLK was killed in Memphis, Tenn., while in town supporting a strike organized by the black sanitation workers union.

The NFL Labor Mediations: How We Got Here and a Peek Inside

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

As mediation meetings between the NFL and the NFLPA enter their sixth straight day, there is a growing sense of optimism that the gloom and doom surrounding these negotiations may be delayed or even averted.

The Fight in Wisconsin

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Scott Walker wins his fight in Wisconsin, it is almost certain that some of 36 other states which currently allow collective bargaining for public sector workers will try to follow suit and restrict collective bargaining for public employee unions.

Why Americans Need Unions Now More Than Ever

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The last thirty years shows conclusively that the "competitive market" -- absent collective bargaining -- simply does not assure that everyday employees share in the fruits of increased productivity or economic growth.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Wisconsin With Lawrence O'Donnell

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss Wisc...

Wisconsin Governor: 'Dire Consequences' If Anti-Union Bill Doesn't Pass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have "dir...

Assault on Unions Is an Attack on Basic Civil Rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Across the country, just as in the civil rights movement, people of conscience are holding vigils and protests in support of Wisconsin's public employees. This is a Martin Luther King moment.

Twilight of Collective Bargaining?

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Organized labor needs to evolve alternatives to the traditional collective bargaining model, which no longer fits in a globalized economy, and arguably always has been problematic in the public sector.

Educating for Democracy: On Wisconsin!

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If "fiscal responsibility" means fewer teachers, larger classes, less resources and narrowing the curriculum, then I wonder what "fiscal irresponsibility" could be.

In Wisconsin, Singing Out for Justice

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There once was a union maid/ Who found herself betrayed/ By sharps and clowns in Madison town/ Who decided that they'd degrade her trade.

Wisconsin to Washington: GOP Declares War Against Workers

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There are plenty of good ways to lower the deficit, but destroying jobs with ideologically extreme attacks on programs that create jobs is a disastrous attack of epic and historic proportions.

The Madison Protests: It's Not About the Money

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Wisconsin protests have never been about the money. It's about the politics, about the representation and about the duty that public officials have to treat their constituents who are taxpayers with a minimal degree of respect.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Senators: We're Staying In Illinois Until Governor Agrees To Negotiate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's day four of exile for Wisconsin's Democratic state senators, who crossed state lines in order to stall the expedited passage of Gov...

Will American Workers Believe Governor Walker? Stay Tuned!

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Even since the robber barons, the rich have hated unions. Unions are the enemy because they get in the way of the freedom of business to do what it pleases.

We Are All Wisconsin Workers

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

My kinship with Wisconsin workers is based on my history as a proud pro-union Democrat. But you need not share my history to share my stake in their efforts to protect collective bargaining.

Walker Refuses To Budge As Madison Protests Continue

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As union supporters moved inside for a sixth straight day of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker reiterate...

Wisconsin Putting The Civility Back Into Discourse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - When the two sides in Wisconsin's bitter battle over the future of the state's unionized public employees converged on the Capitol on ...

Madison Protests Hit Largest Numbers On Saturday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Sometimes they cursed each other, sometimes they shook hands, sometimes they walked away from each other in disgust. (SCROLL DOWN ...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Strategy In Wisconsin: Kill The Bill, Recall Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS. -- Final passage of Gov. Scott Walker's (R-Wis.) controversial proposal to strip away collective bargaining rights from public employees...

Wisconsin Protests Continue Saturday, Huge Rally Expected

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. - A state Capitol thrown into chaos swelled for a fifth day with thousands of protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap t...

Wisconsin Dems Could Stay Away For Weeks

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

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzi...

Sarah Palin To Wisconsin Protesters: You're Fighting 'The Wrong Fight'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Sarah Palin says union members protesting Wisconsin Republicans' plan to help balance the state's budget by cutting collective b...

In Wisconsin, Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

The first wrong is how teacher unions have come to operate. The second wrong, however, is to suggest that the answer will come from abolishing the right to collectively bargain altogether.