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Wisconsin Union Protests

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...

Judge: Officials In Contempt Of Union Decision

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison judge has found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt of court for continuing to enforce p...

Scott Walker for VP

Howard Foster | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

Gov. Walker is now facing a recall election, and the polls indicate he will win it. That complicates naming him as the vice-presidential nominee.

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...

Jordan Howard

Grassroots Teachers Organization Calls For Reform | Jordan Howard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was swept into office amid calls for change in the country on issues ranging from the economy to education. Almos...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Wisconsin GOP Plots Dirty Tricks In Recall Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Wisconsin's La Crosse County recently discussed the possibility of finding a spoiler candidate to run against Democratic ...

Heroes of Wisconsin

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

The people of Wisconsin owe many thanks to the crowds of a hundred thousand that thronged the state capital at Madison... and to the countless volunteers who took up the challenge.

Villaraigosa Announces Watershed Deal With LA Unions

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Striving to ease a budget crisis, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a watershed deal Thursday with city unions that will requir...

Why Wisconsin Matters to LA

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

I had the privilege to go to Madison, WI with 161 union members from LA. Where but in America could an immigrant worker from LA join arms with a Wisconsin dairy farmer in a common cause?

Labor Movement Roars Again, But It's A Wounded Sound

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD and SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor is roaring again, like in the old days. But it's a wounded sound now. In the bitter aftermath of a showdown with Wisconsin's go...

Amanda Terkel

A Fresh Victory For Wisconsin's Labor Movement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have won the most recent battle in Madison by securing passage of an anti-union bill, labor ac...

Why Non-Wage Collective Bargaining Is Part of a Small-Government Solution, Not Part of the Problem

Jodi Beggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Beggs

Let's begin with an almost perversely-timed history lesson: 100 years ago (March 25, 1911, to be exact), 146 factory workers lost their lives in the ...

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...

Wisconsin Protesters Removed From State Capitol By Police

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Police carried dozens of protesters from a hallway leading to the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday as Democratic representatives pounde...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dealt a major setback Wednesday night in a high-stakes battle over union rights in Wisconsin, labor leaders nevertheless insisted that t...

WI Dem Senators Should Stay in Illinois: Republicans Must Repeal the Law They Just Passed

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is nothing that happened that changes the equation, or Wisconsin Democrats' ability to get what they have been fighting for. Stay the course.

Jason Linkins

New York Times Draws Criticism For Wisconsin Coverage | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Awl's Abe Sauer has been in Madison covering the ongoing demonstrations against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill. And after ...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner: Unions Have A 'Machine Gun' Pointed At 'The Heads Of Local Officials' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) weighed in on the labor protests rocking the Midwest on Sunday, saying that the current system of co...

Not a Union Member? Why You Should Care About Wisconsin (or Ohio or Michigan)

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Many people may not see collectively bargaining as relevant to problems in their own work lives. You might think, I don't need a union because I'm a professional. You are nevertheless affected by a growing imbalance of power in today's workplaces.

At the Table

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

My mother worked the 3 p.m. to midnight shift at a toy factory. My father worked at a battery recycling plant and was a shop steward there for the Teamsters Union. I was "raised union."

Sierra Club Stands With Workers

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Sierra Club members were proud to join workers' rights rallies in Chicago and Springfield this weekend.

Scott Walker and the Naughty Union Girls Hotline

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thinks Union girls are bad news... and he's looking to get into some trouble. The sexy variety. Bow-chicka-bow-wow. ...

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.

Wisconsin Protesters Stage Largest Rally To Date

AP/The Huffington Post | PATRICK CONDON and TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Chanting pro-union slogans and carrying signs declaring "We are all Wisconsin," protesters turned out in cities nationwide to su...

Wisconsin Protests Led By Group Of Volunteers

AP | JASON SMATHERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Harriet Rowan was among the first to join what has become an almost two-week-long rally at the Wisconsin Capitol, and she said w...