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Wisconsin Union Bill

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...

The Wisconsin Fight: Bridging Women, Labor and the Progressive Movement

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today is about our fight: women, labor, the progressive movement. We've come together to support the policies that made this country great -- and the idea that we all do better, when we all do better.

Recalling Randy Hopper

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Reading the name "WI State Sen. Hopper (R)" means nothing to me. But once I saw a tweet mentioning the name Randy Hopper, it felt like something out of a movie.

Paige Lavender

Watch: Progressive Groups Run New Ads In Wisconsin Recall Elections | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three progressive groups are set to launch a six-figure television ad buy in the days leading up to the eight remaining Wisconsin state ...

Paige Lavender

Koch-Backed Group Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been accused of attempting to suppress De...

Amanda Terkel

The Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Fight: Behind The Scenes | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

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

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin judge struck down the state's controversial anti-collective bargaining law on Thursday, but Democratic state senators say th...

Wisconsin Republicans Rush Agenda Before Recalls

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and GOP leaders have launched a push to ram several years' worth of conservative agenda i...

Wisconsin Democrats Have Momentum Heading Into Final Recall Fight

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

In a sign that Wisconsin Democrats can still claim momentum in the recall wars, Dems today filed the signatures to trigger a recall election against a...

Wisconsin Senate At Stake In Efforts To Recall Lawmakers

Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Wisconsin may be poised to set a state campaign spending record with interest group money flowing even before officials ap...

Critics Of Wisconsin GOP State Senator Advance Recall Effort

The Post Crescent | Gannett Wisconsin Media | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

Add state Sen. Rob Cowles to the growing list of senators a step closer to facing a recall election....

Wisconsin Union Battle Casts Shadow Over Local Races

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — When the race for Green Bay mayor began months ago, the main issues looked clear-cut: planning downtown development, dealing wit...

Wisconsin Democrats Make More Headway In Recall Effort

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

Dems will file a massive amount of signatures tomorrow to trigger a recall election against a fifth Wisconsin GOP state senator......

The Republican Brothers Who Pushed Through Wisconsin's Anti-Union Bill

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker needed help twisting arms to get his polarizing bill eliminating most public employees' union r...

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...

Fervor Of Wisconsin Debate Shifts To Recall Elections

AP | JASON SMATHERS | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Nearly a month after the Wisconsin standoff over union rights ended, some of the fervor from that debate has shifted to recall e...

Tea Party, Labor Spend big in Wisconsin High Court Race

AP | By DINESH RAMDE | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pro-labor organizations and one of the country's largest tea party groups are pouring money into Tuesday's Wisconsin Supreme Court e...

Wisconsin Democrats File First Petition To Recall GOP State Senator

AP | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats say they've collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election for one of eight Republican state senat...

Democrats Close To Triggering Recall For Wisconsin State Senator

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Wisconsin say they have collected sufficient signatures to recall state Senator Dan Kapanke, a Republican, over his vote to restrict coll...

Wisconsin Judge To Look At How Union Law Was Passed

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A week ago, Wisconsin Republicans thought they'd won the fight over the state's polarizing union rights bill. They'd weathered m...

Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End?

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

In the February weeks I spent in snowy Madison, I tried to make sense of the massive protests unfolding around me. What was I witnessing? The beginning of a new movement in this country, or the last stand of organized labor?

Wisconsin Judge Declares Union Law Not In Effect

AP | TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, halting R...

Wisconsin Republicans Face New Hurdle In Union Battle

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's Republican leaders appear to be taking the same confident and bullish approach to implementing their divisive collec...

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Implementation Of Union Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — The showdown over Wisconsin's explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but ...