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Public Sector Unions

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 ...

Public Pensions 101

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

There are powerful political actors in this country who are anxious to build a bridge back to the 19th century, taking us back to a time where working people enjoyed few protections and could not count on sharing in the gains of economic growth.

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 ...

Fox News Debate on Public Sector Unions

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

My favorite moment was when Malanga said he didn't feel "oppressed" by not being a member of a union.

Walker Unveils Full Budget With Deep Cuts

AP/The Huffington Post | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday...

Save a Middle-Class Dream

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Many believe there would be no middle class if unions did not organize a third of the workforce after World War II, one of the most prosperous eras in the nation's history.

WATCH: Governor Walker's Prank Caller Speaks With Lawrence O'Donnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," Lawrence spoke with Ian Murphy, editor-in-chief of BuffaloBeast.com. Murphy is th...

Rights Ain't Right

Adam Geller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Geller

The question in Gallup's latest poll on public sector unions contains the loaded term, "collective bargaining rights," making the question more rhetorical and less balanced than is the norm.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Wisconsin With Lawrence O'Donnell

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss Wisc...

Wisconsin Governor: 'Dire Consequences' If Anti-Union Bill Doesn't Pass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have "dir...

On Wisconsin, Packers (and People Around the World) Back State Workers

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.

Schwarzenegger Rips Whitman For Selling Out To Police Unions On Twitter

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded off on Twitter about public sector unions Thursday morning, calling on both parties to "explain why they're fit...