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Wisconsin Labor Protests

WATCH: Wisconsin Cops Violently Arrest Capitol Protester

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

The ongoing protests in Wisconsin's Capitol turned violent Monday when police tackled and forcefully restrained a demonstrator while carrying out what...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Fundraising Pitch: 'Big Labor Bosses' Are Out To Get Me | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Big Union-sponsored mercenaries." "Bare-knuckle union attacks." "Strong-arm tactics." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) most recent ...

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Scott Walker Backs Out Of GOP Event Amidst Protest Plans | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is currently under threat of being recalled from office, is canceling his plans to attend a GOP fundraiser in Wic...

Amanda Terkel

Collective Bargaining Takes A Backseat In Wisconsin Recall Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As word spread in February about the Republican proposal to strip Wisconsin's public workers of their collective bargaining rights, prot...

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Wisconsin Recalls Heat Up | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The labor-backed progressive group We Are Wisconsin has launched its first television ad of the upcoming recall elections, targeting sta...

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The Story Of The Wisconsin 14 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

This report is part II in a two-part series on a behind-the-scenes look at the Wisconsin collective bargaining fight. Read part I here. WASHINGTON ...

The World Is on Fire -- Are We Fiddling While It Burns?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Bergthold

Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper are on TV practically 24/7, but they are not my leader. Please, Mr. President. Talk to us.

Wisconsin Protesters Refuse To Quit

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Clogging the Wisconsin Capitol grounds and screaming angry chants, tens of thousands of undaunted pro-labor protesters descended...

Cairo in Wisconsin: Eating Egyptian Pizza in Downtown Madison

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

In calendar terms, the demonstrations in Wisconsin, you could say, picked up right where the Egyptians left off. I've slept on the cold, stone floor of the Wisconsin state Capitol (twice), and believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here.

Police Let Protesters Stay Night At Wis. Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Dozens of protesters camped overnight in the Wisconsin Capitol and vowed to be back in full force Monday after police backed away fro...

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 ...

California Republican Proposes Wisconsin-Type Labor Bill

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California Republicans are finding inspiration in the Midwest. Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) introduced a bill Tuesday that would eliminat...

Wisconsin Protests: God's Advocacy And Concern For Laborers

Rev. Curt Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Curt Anderson

In the Bible, it is the responsibility of those in power to make sure that all workers (indeed all people) are treated fairly.

Despite Bears-Packers Bet, Gov. Quinn Won't Volunteer In Wisconsin During Labor Unrest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When one of professional football's most storied rivalries was headed for a major postseason match-up, two governors made a bet. Illinois Democrat ...

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 ...

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Democratic Strategy In Wisconsin: Kill The Bill, Recall Republicans | 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 Governor's Attack on Labor May Backfire on Radical Right

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Scott Walker's plan was a blitzkrieg attack to catch the opposition with its defenses down.