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Collective Bargaining

Walker Recall Smashes Record, Acts As National Referendum On Unions

Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

By Paul Abowd, Center for Public Integrity Tuesday’s recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker is the most expensive in Wisconsin history....

How Walker Divided Wisconsin

The New York Times Magazine | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

This past March, standing outside a Shell station in Mellen, Wis., in the state’s far north, Mike Wiggins Jr. told me about a series of dark and pre...

Rescue Me

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Sen. Daylin Leach

Pennsylvania has a lot of school districts in grave financial distress. But as bad as this is, it gets far, far worse.

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Was GOP's 'Middle Ground': Republican Leader

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Jeff Fitzgerald, the Republican speaker of the Wisconsin state assembly, assumed that Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of collective bargaining rights in ...

Walker Explains His 'Divide And Conquer' Strategy

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Newly released documentary film footage shows embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shortly after his election describing a "div...

Theme Of Walker Recall Shifts Away From Collective Bargaining

AP | TODD RICHMOND and DINESH RAMDE | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — When Wisconsin Democrats launched their recall drive against Republican Gov. Scott Walker last year, it was all about unions. Th...

D.M. Levine

Merger Efforts In the Works

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

US Airways says it has taken a first step to a potential merger with rival American Airlines. The company has reached an agreement with the three ...

Workers of the World Divide

Bruce Western | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Western

Over the last few decades, unions' influence has waned and workers' collective voice in the political process has weakened. As a result, wages have stagnated, income inequality has increased, and the American political conversation has narrowed.

John Mellencamp Upset By Scott Walker's Use Of Song

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 04.12.2012 | Entertainment

MADISON, Wis. -- Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports collective bargaining and union right...

Michigan Senate: No Payroll Deductions of Union Dues

Connie Cuellar | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Connie Cuellar

A vote by the Michigan Senate to ban payroll deductions of union dues on Wednesday sparked accusations by labor groups that the Republican-controlled senate is retaliating against teachers.

Scott Walker Caught In Pre-Election Lie

Forbes | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is fond of pointing out that he was voted into office based on his promise to take on state employee union collective ...

Labor's Fight Is OUR Fight

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The story of organized labor has been a story of working people banding together to confront concentrated wealth and power. Unions have been fighting to get decent wages, benefits, better working conditions, on-the-job safety and respect. Now the rest of us are learning that this is our fight, too.

Working Families Targeted in Michigan

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit
Lee A. Saunders

We didn't fight for our rights, as Americans or as working people, only to surrender them to a governor who is cavalierly defying the will of the people. And we will not rest until full democracy is restored to the people of Michigan.

Anti-Union Bill Playing Big Role In Ohio Races In 2012

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Union workers in Ohio are hoping that resentment about a Republican law that would have stripped public employees of their collective bargaining right...

Paul Blumenthal

Leaked Documents Show Effort To Influence A Potential Walker Recall

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently leaked documents show that a Chicago-based conservative think tank plans to spend money on an issue-advocacy campaign timed to ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Propose ALEC Accountability Act In Arizona And Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin have introduced state legislation seeking public disclosure of who funds the conservative group known as...

John Celock

Finger Wagging Leads To Recall Petition Against Brewer

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

A fringe Democratic activist in Arizona, with a history of launching recalls against Republican officeholders, has decided to launch a long-shot recal...

Lila Shapiro

Critics Say New Hampshire's Right-To-Work Legislation Would Not Net Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

The nationwide anti-union push is moving to New Hampshire, where the state legislature is considering right-to-work legislation once again. The pro...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Could Face Wisconsin-Style Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Arizona could become the next Wisconsin as plans for protests, Capitol sit-ins and a potential effort to recall the governor get underway in an effort...

Jan Brewer, Arizona GOP Prepared To Spearhead Next Union Fight

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

The fight over union rights may be headed to a new battleground in Arizona, as the state's Republican legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer (R) are gearing ...

John Celock

'It Is Wisconsin And Ohio On Steroids'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

The war over public employee collective bargaining has moved to New Hampshire, where the Tea Party-controlled legislature has taken up consideration o...

The Dos and Don'ts of Dealing With an Impasse

Xavier L. Suarez | Posted 03.18.2012 | Miami
Xavier L. Suarez

We agonized over the decision, with the administration saying it could not yield one inch and the union saying that the administration had failed to look for savings and efficiencies in all kinds of other areas.

Walker's Anti-Union Law May Have Led To Record Number Of Retirements

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

A record number of Wisconsin's government employees retired in 2011, the same year Governor Scott Walker (R) pushed a law that took away the collectiv...

Scott Walker Recall Effort Could Add Up

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A recall election to oust Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office could cost at least $9 million. The estimate from the s...

Max J. Rosenthal

Scott Walker's Fundraising Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Wisconsin Democrats continued their push to force his recall, Gov. Scott Walker (R) came to Washington on Thursday to raise funds for...