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Governor Scott Walker

A Transformational Strategy for American Labor

Thomas Kochan | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

If labor fails after rebuffing the worst of these attacks, the slow decline in private‐sector unionism will be mirrored by a similar decline in the public sector that accelerates the race to the bottom for the American economy.

Gov. Pat Quinn Gives Illinois Health Care Reform a Big, Fat Push Forward

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In Illinois, on the one-year anniversary of the new federal health law, Governor Pat Quinn has been blazing forward to implement its provisions.

Wisconsin Emails Show GOP Considered Ways To Punish Dems

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Everything from taking away computers to denying a year of service in the state retirement system was considered to punish the 14 Wis...

Scott Walker is Trying to Sell Wisconsin

Eric Brunsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eric Brunsell

The controversy in Wisconsin is about breaking the back of labor unions. This is about vilifying and silencing public workers. This is about selling Wisconsin.

The Sleeping Giant Has Been Roused

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

In states across the country, the overreach of Republican governors has rallied hard-working Americans together in mass protests. While many conservat...

For Better or For Worse?--Governor Walker Chose Worse

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

The governor recognized that state employees receive better benefits than most employees in private industry. He could've worked to make the situation better for them, but he chose to make the situation for state employees worse.

Wisconsin Weekend Rally: More Philosophy Than Politics

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

I joined first a trickle, then a river and finally a sea of people making their way to the Capitol Mall in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday.

Randi Weingarten On Wisc. Bill: 'Take This Moment And Turn It Into A Movement'

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

As brazen as Walker was by stripping workers of their rights in the workplace, he can't strip their democratic right to check his abuse of power at the ballot box.

Wisconsin Union Struggle Is All Too Familiar for Excluded Workers

Tiffany Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

Rather than race to the bottom, where no one has rights, why shouldn't we work together to ensure that everyone does?

William Alden

Jesse Jackson Speaks To Milwaukee Crowd In Support Of Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd of demonstrators in Milwaukee Thursday evening, laying out a strategy to oppose the anti-union rights...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

"Busted": A Collective Playlist For Governor Scott Walker

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I would remind Governor Walker of these words from Clarence Darrow: "With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed."

Thank You Governor Walker?

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

Dear Governor Walker: Thank you for taking the labor movement from an increasingly declining and divided entity to a unified and surging force for good with unprecedented public support.

Governor Walker's Coup D'Etat

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans have now made it crystal clear that their goal all along had nothing whatever to do with the state budget and everything to do with busting unions.

"We Aren't Going Anywhere"

Talya Minsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Talya Minsberg

Despite Wednesday evening's news of a bill being forced through here in Madison, Wisconsin, protestors are maintaining hope that their voices will be heard by Governor Walker.

"Pearl Harbor of Workers' Rights": Unions Launch Morning Protests Across Wisconsin. Strikes Next?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

In the wake of the Wisconsin Senate's end-run to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, the top labor unions are organizing state-wide protests Thursday morning.

Sam Stein

Wisconsin GOP Senators Pass Anti-Union Bill Without Democrats Present

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold gambit to put an end to the weeks-long budget standoff in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) split his controversial budget-repa...

Wisconsin Democrats Will Return To State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate says his caucus will return to the state, but he won't say when. Senate Democrats ...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Flood Town Hall Meeting In Governor's Hometown

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals forced a GOP congressman to shut down a town hall meeting on Mond...

Sam Stein

Wisconsin Democrats Propose Border Meeting With Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic state Senate leader in Wisconsin has written a letter to Gov. Scott Walker asking him to hold a meeting to resolve differ...

Wisconsin Governor Walker's Threat to American Political Stability

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The battle in Wisconsin is about the balance of political forces in American politics. If unions are destroyed, those without great wealth will lose a vital representational institution.

Walker Issues Layoff Warning Notices

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 4, 2011 11:39:08 PM MADISON, Wis., March 4 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions ...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Targets Contraception Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) continues to wait out the state's Senate Democrats on his budget bill that would strip collective ...

Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — About 50 pro-union protesters peacefully left the state Capitol late Thursday after a judge ruled they could no longer spend the...

Corporate Welfare for the Few Drives Net Neutrality Opposition

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The Republican agenda, whether carried out in Washington, D.C., or in Madison, Wisconsin, has nothing to do with market failures and everything to do with simple, good old-fashioned corporate welfare -- but only for the right corporations, of course.