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Collective Bargaining

Dave Jamieson

New Hampshire Republicans Restrict Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire legislators voted to override a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday, paving the way for a new law to restrict the state's mi...

Unions Hitting Back on Every Front, Including the Comedic One

Lee Camp | Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

With several states around the country undercutting workers' rights and passing anti-collective bargaining laws, AFL-CIO has come out swinging on many fronts, including the comedic one.

Controversial Anti-Union Bill Advances In New Jersey

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and BETH DeFALCO | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — The move to stabilize New Jersey's underfunded pension and health care systems by requiring public workers to pay sharply more f...

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 Jersey Anti-Union Bill Advances In State Legislature

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey legislation requiring a half-million public workers to shoulder a larger portion of their pension and health benefits...

New Jersey Union Workers Protest Cuts To Benefits, Collective Bargaining Rights

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Hundreds are rallying at the state capital to protest legislation being considered that calls for New Jersey government employee...

Joy Resmovits

Phasing Out State Control of Post-Katrina Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education

With 75% of New Orleans students slated to attend charter schools next year, some stakeholders say a management split between the far-away state capit...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Illinois Teacher Accountability Now Official | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

With the flick of Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) wrist, an Illinois law that changes the rules governing how teachers can be hired and fired became official Mon...

New Jersey Governor Pushes Anti-Union Bill

AP | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI and BETH DeFALCO | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey's Republican governor and Democratic state Senate president reached a deal Wednesday on legislation that would make public...

Joy Resmovits

States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

Joy Resmovits

Challenging Ohio's Education Reform Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state's...

Why Unions Get a Bad Name

Laura Mola | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Laura Mola

My dad was in a union, my aunts and uncles, relatives, extended family, all staunch union members. It afforded my sister and me, daughters of an immig...

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — The fight over stripping collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin's public workers will move into the state Supreme Court, an...

Latest Court Ruling a Path to the NFL Back in Business?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 07.19.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

While in theory the players have the stronger argument in Brady v. NFL, in reality they can't wait. Time has been and will continue to be on the owners' side.

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.

Joy Resmovits

Law That Overhauls Teaching Profession in Illinois Reaches Governor's Desk | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

A bill that would drastically overhaul how Illinois teachers are hired and fired cleared the state's house late Thursday. The bill, which now need...

Dave Jamieson

Boeing Controversy At Center Of Jobs Debate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A controversial complaint recently filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the Boeing Company became the centerpiece ...

Dan Froomkin

When The Going Gets Tough, The Lobbyists Get Going | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

As a resurgent GOP in Congress and statehouses around the nation has put abortion providers and public employee unions squarely in its gunsight, lobby...

Dave Jamieson

Kasich, Walker Tributes To Public Workers Prompt Laughter | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) have decided to pay tribute to state workers. In Ohio, Kasich declared ...

Courtroom Football: Where We Are, What's Ahead

Andrew Brandt | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

With the Eighth Circuit (the Court) set to rule on whether to grant the NFL a permanent stay in the next day or two -- whether to keep the lockout intact until at least early June -- let's press pause and reset where we are in Courtroom football.

Oklahoma Set To Repeal Collective Bargaining Law

Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate dealt organized labor another defeat on Tuesday when it voted to repeal a collec...

Scott Walker Admits He Didn't Campaign On Rollback Of Collective Bargaining Rights

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Under persistent questioning on the Hill [on Thursday], Governor Scott Walker finally admitted something he's refused to acknowledge throughout the Wi...

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...