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Wisconsin Unions

Scott Walker Signs Bill Limiting Union Heft

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, March 9 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican presidential hopeful, signed a bill in...

Dave Jamieson

Scott Walker, Dividing And Conquering | 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...

Samantha Lachman

New Right To Work Bill Could Blow Up Wisconsin Again | 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 ...

Paul Blumenthal

Prosecutors Allege Scott Walker At Center Of Campaign Finance Criminal Conspiracy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors allege that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was at the center of a criminal conspiracy to illegally coordinate the activitie...

Wisconsin Unions Decide To Move Ahead With Elections After Walker Law Weakened Them

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials decided to move ahead with elections that will allow school workers to decide if their unions should retain...

Scott Walker Floats Possibility Of Expanding Anti-Union Law

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R ) said this week that state Republicans might expand the state's controversial restrictions on collective bargaining to...

Protests, Arrests Return To Wisconsin's Capitol To Oppose GOP Agenda

The Huffington Posts | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Police made numerous arrests inside the Wisconsin's Capitol building on Wednesday, more than two years after tens of thousands of Wisconsinites filled...

O Labor, Where Art Thou?

David Macaray | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

These stubborn worshippers of "checks and balances" insist that labor unions are not only an anachronism, but a curse.

Union Sues Over Scott Walker Law

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A law enforcement union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law effectively ending collective ba...

Wisconsin Judge Rejects Request To Reinstate Union Law

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. — A judge has rejected the state of Wisconsin's request to put on hold his earlier ruling striking down lar...

Unions -- Good or Bad for Education?

Rob Furman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
Rob Furman

If we, as a society, valued teachers and what they do, they would be compensated justly for their value. Administrators would treat their teachers as a valued commodity in their community.

Walker Rebuke Causes Confusion

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin school and government employee unions on Monday were considering whether to seek new contract talks after a state cour...

Scott Walker Loses Court Ruling On Key Legislation

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective...

Bread and Roses: Reflections on Labor Day

Diane Russell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

When the history books write about the past couple of years, we will be part of the masses they write about -- the ones who stood up against all odds, in solidarity, for what we believed in.

Jason Linkins

The Wall Street Journal Is Awestruck By Labor Unions' Campaign Finance Activities, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in this year's recall election, there can't have been too many people who were left with the impression th...

Reforming Unions

Bob Williams | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business
Bob Williams

If reform is not implemented for unions around the nation, then bankruptcy will occur. America cannot afford to maintain the status quo while government pensions drag state budgets further into the red.

Scott Walker Upsets Union With Beer

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker donned a white apron to man the grill at a bipartisan picnic that had the air of an international pe...

Admit It, You'd Like to Be in a Union Too

Lisa Wexler | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

This week's victory by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in which he fought back an effort to recall him proved only one thing: union supporters made a terrible tactical mistake. They went after the man instead of the message.

Love Them and Leave Them

Al Checchi | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

The Democratic Party will reassess its relationship with public service unions as public opinion regarding public service employees reaches a tipping point.

Wisconsin Recall Loss Drives Rifts Through Labor Union

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A heated battle is taking place inside a giant U.S. public employees' union following its crushing failure this week to oust Wiscon...

The Bad News for Labor From Wisconsin

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The defeat of the effort to recall Scott Walker from his post as governor of Wisconsin is less of a victory for the Republican Party, or even a defeat for the Democratic Party, as it is a defeat for the labor movement.

After Critical Elections, Labor Unions Could Feel Further Squeeze

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

* California, Wisconsin votes portend more union attacks * White House: don't read too much into Wisconsin outcome * Wis...

Is 'Right to Work' Next on Scott Walker's Agenda?

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Many are wondering if making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is next on Governor Scott Walker's agenda if he wins the recall election on June 5. Right to Work laws weaken unions by allowing members to opt out of paying dues.

Wisconsin Recall Election: Latest Updates In Race Between Barrett, Walker

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

After winning the Democratic primary on May 8, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is battling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ahead of the June 5 recall elec...

Walker Outlines 'Divide And Conquer' Strategy

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

A filmmaker released a video Thursday that shows Gov. Scott Walker saying he would use "divide and conquer" as a strategy against unions. Walker ma...