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Collective Bargaining

Wisconsin Recalls Leave Both Republicans And Democrats Claiming Victory

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Recall elections prompted by anger over lawmaker handling of a proposal to curb union rights let Wisconsin Democrats narrow the Repub...

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

Tenure: Use It or Lose It

Thomas Fisher | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education
Thomas Fisher

Recent efforts in statehouses around the United States to abolish public employees' and K-12 teachers' collective bargaining rights suggest that attacks on the tenure system in public higher education will not be far behind.

Wisconsin Teachers Union Lays Off 40% Of Staff

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

Wisconsin's largest teachers' union issued layoff notices to 40 percent of its staff Monday following legislation that limits collective bargaining ri...

WATCH: Scott Walker Reacts To Wisconsin Recall Election Results

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday to discuss the outcome of Tuesday's recall elections, wh...

Sam Stein

Famed Green Bay Packer Urges Wisconsin Voters To Recall Republicans | Sam Stein | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Wisconsin voters head to the polls Tuesday for the first of two critical recall election days, the labor backed coalition We Are Wisc...

Paige Lavender

Wisconsin Recall Elections: A Breakdown Of The Races | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a highly contentious seven-month battle, all but one of the nine recalled Wisconsin state Senators will fight to keep their se...

Why Are Republicans Playing With Fire?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The reports that 4,000 FAA employees and up to 70,000 airport construction workers narrowly escaped being laid off until Labor Day because Congress went on vacation is unbelievably true.

Sources: HGH Test Added To New NFL CBA

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.04.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Quarterback Donovan McNabb eagerly bounded onto the practice field with his Minnesota Vikings teammates in Mankato, Minn., on Thurs...

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...

Wisconsin: A Turning Point for Democracy

Jim Worth | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The first two battles have been waged in Wisconsin and, if the opening clashes are any indication, 'the people' are going to take back the Badger State.

Trading in Housewives for Football

Melissa Smith | Posted 09.24.2011 | Sports
Melissa Smith

I have barely hung on this summer with the lack of training camp, appearances, and all the goodies that the offseason offers.

The Parties to the NFL Negotiations Have Run Out the Clock

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 09.24.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The NFL owners and the NFL Players Association have finally decided to play "Let's Make a Deal!" Unlike the dangerous federal budget default negotiations, there was no ideology involved in this dispute, just plain old money.

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...

Arbitrator:Governor Quinn Should Pay Raises He Cancelled

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

An arbitrator sided Tuesday with Illinois' largest employee union in an ongoing battle over Governor Pat Quinn's announcement earlier this month that ...

Standing Up for Economic Rights Is a Human Right

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Randi Weingarten

As Arab citizens take to the streets in their respective countries, several extremist governors and advocates are stripping American workers of their economic rights and voice by working to eliminate or weaken collective bargaining and voter protections.

Union Members Slam Quinn Over Raise Rejections As He Rakes In Cash For DGA

Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

As union members statewide gathered to protest Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's decision to deny raises to public employees, the Democratic Governor's As...

States Keep Pushing For Tougher Teacher Policies

Education Week | Liana Heitin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

As the majority of legislative sessions around the country come to a close, many states will finish the season having pushed through policy changes th...

Backing Down From Standoff, Emanuel Proposes Union Changes

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Last week, it seemed a standoff between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago unions was about to go nuclear. In a gesture intended to appease union w...

Quinn Defends Cancelling Raises, Is Prepared For Possible Lawsuit

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Though Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Friday announcement of the cancellation of some 30,000 state employee's anticipated raises was describ...

Joffrey Lockout: Contract Dispute May Derail Ballet Company's Season

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Dance fans anxiously awaiting this fall's start of the new Joffrey Ballet season, which includes a new interpretation of the classic "Don Quixote," mi...

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Eric Sheninger | Posted 09.02.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

More than ever, education needs passionate individuals who have the drive, patience, and character to work with students that have diverse learning needs.

Joseph Erbentraut

Union: Gov. Quinn Cancelling Raises Worse Than Scott Walker | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

In a move that has ignited the ire of labor groups statewide, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Friday the cancellation of pay raises for thous...

Joy Resmovits

How It Feels To Be A Teacher In Wisconsin On June 27 | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education

Margarette Allen was never ashamed to be a teacher. She still isn't -- for the most part. "I'm proud of what I do," the Manitowoc, Wis., high scho...

Dave Jamieson

New Hampshire Republicans Restrict Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire legislators voted to override a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday, paving the way for a new law to restrict the state's mi...