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Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Fundraises Off Right-To-Work Battle In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) campaign sent a fundraising email Thursday boasting that he is once again taking on unions and stands ...

Dave Jamieson

Wisconsin Lawmakers Pass Right-To-Work Bill As Thousands Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Spelling more trouble for organized labor in the U.S., Republican legislators in the Wisconsin state Senate approved a right-to-work ...

Dave Jamieson

Scott Walker, Dividing And Conquering

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- The capitol dome here filled quickly Tuesday morning with workers in overalls and hard hats, their jackets signifying proud membershi...

Dave Jamieson

How Right-To-Work Laws Hurt Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This week, Republican state legislators in Wisconsin plan to take up right-to-work legislation in a special session. If the measure pass...

Dave Jamieson

Scott Walker, Union Buster-in-Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

It's been more than two decades since Gov. Scott Walker (R) first pushed right-to-work legislation as a state lawmaker in Wisconsin. Now, all these ye...

Wisconsin Republicans Plan To Push Contentious Bill Next Week

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

(Adds details from Senate sponsor, background) By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republicans pl...

Walker Faces GOP Rift At Awkward Time

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has rolled over his Democratic opponents in Wisconsin, shutting down their allies in labor unions,...

The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers' War on Unions

Carl Deal | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Carl Deal

Why would politicians and their billionaire backers expend so much political capital (and actual capital) attacking unions when unions in America represent a small fraction of the workforce--around 11 percent?

Bargaining Power to the People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Moving right-to-work (for less) from the state to the county level is the latest tactic in the relentless campaign by CEOs and corporations to reverse gains made by workers in the 1930s New Deal.

Scott Walker Asks GOP Legislators To Hold Off On Right-To-Work Legislation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker responded Wednesday to reports that GOP legislators would pursue right-to-work legislation in the new year by...

Samantha Lachman

New Right To Work Bill Could Blow Up Wisconsin Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state legislator in Wisconsin said Tuesday that he planned to introduce a right-to-work bill. The legislation could be the ...

Koch-Tied Group Pushes New Union-Busting Bill in Wisconsin

Mary Bottari | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The poison pill for private sector unions is likely be a model bill from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) with the Orwellian name of "right to work."

When a Tie is Not Just a Tie

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

The era of casual dress crept up on us slowly, but now every organization this side of Wall Street seems to have taken up the khaki banner. (And even Wall Street is apparently not immune to the trend.)

Rick Snyder Is Not a Good Political Leader

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.

Trade Deals Set Their Sights on Public Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

For much of this decade, Tea Party-backed lawmakers have been at war with public sector employees across the country. They've tried, and in a few cases succeeded, in taking away public servants' ability to collectively bargain. But now the battle is going abroad.

Court Upholds Indiana's Right-To-Work Law

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to joi...

Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.

Supreme Court to Women: Father Knows Best

Nan Aron | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

These three decisions, taken together, are an assault on the rights, health, and economic well-being of women in every corner of this country. But they are also a challenge to President Obama, to Congress, to the political system, and to the American people to take the action necessary to undo the damage.

Perhaps "Compromise" and "Politics" Can Coexist? Candidate Fishman Switches Sides and Hopes So

Kevin Walsh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This "all-for-one and none-for-all" mentality might not make those four musketeers cringe, but it did cause one young Republican to leave his party.

Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and Its Anti-Union Crusade?

Mary Bottari | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn, which could affect millions of public sector workers in the United States.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Face Insults While Unions Face Threats To Their Very Existence

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not a week goes by these days without Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) denouncing the billionaire Koch brothers as "un-America...

'Choice': Another Republican Lie

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Republican-led legislatures across the nation are making controversial changes to many laws under the guise of "choice." Charter schools give families a "choice" of where to send their children. Right to work gives workers a "choice" to join a union. The truth is, "choice" is a red herring in these political discussions.

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Misleading Flip-flopper

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.

So-Called Right to Work Is Still Wrong for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Lawmakers must resist the cheap corporate rhetoric pushed by ALEC and others that makes right-to-work seem like a solution. It isn't.

Dave Jamieson

The Right's Plans To Demolish Labor Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Any right-wing confab probing the power of "big labor" suffers from an inherent contradiction: The ranks of unionized workers ...