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Wisconsin Union Law

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...

Contentious Walker Law Gets Huge Victory

AP | TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of...

Turmoil Leaves Some Republicans Weary

The Capital Times | Jack Craver | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

In the last session of the state Legislature, Wisconsin Republicans went all out. Conservatives around the country salivated with envy as Gov. Scott W...

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...

Controversial Walker Law Heads To Federal Panel

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Monday on the constitutionality of Wisconsin's law restricting collective bargainin...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Court Strikes Down Key Portions Of Scott Walker's Anti-Union Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just over a year after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a measure taking away most collective bargaining rights for public workers...

Walker's Anti-Union Law May Have Led To Record Number Of Retirements

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

A record number of Wisconsin's government employees retired in 2011, the same year Governor Scott Walker (R) pushed a law that took away the collectiv...

Scott Walker's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

The only thing "unusual" about the recall movement is Scott Walker's inability to listen to the will of the people of Wisconsin. As soon as he was elected he forgot who he was there to represent.

Scott Walker Law Keeps Unions At Bay

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin will no longer be obligated to bargain with its largest public employee unions aft...

Wisconsin Recall Election Results Could Reverberate Elsewhere

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP/The Huffington Post) -- A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across t...

The Wisconsin Fight: Bridging Women, Labor and the Progressive Movement

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today is about our fight: women, labor, the progressive movement. We've come together to support the policies that made this country great -- and the idea that we all do better, when we all do better.

Lila Shapiro

Workers Put Verizon On Hold: Portray Strike As Defense Of Middle Class Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Outside Verizon corporate headquarters in downtown Manhattan, a group of more than 40 union employees gathered wearing red shirts and plac...

Paige Lavender

Koch-Backed Group Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Democrats Score Win In Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

State Democrats landed the first punch in the series of Wisconsin recall elections after state Sen. Dave Hansen easily defended his seat against Repub...

Democrat Defeats GOP Challenger In Recall Race

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien GREEN BAY, Wis, July 19 (Reuters) - A Democrat who opposed Republican-backed curbs on public-sector collective bargaining th...

Heated Recall Races Unfold Amid Wisconsin Union Law Fallout

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — A Democratic state senator from Wisconsin easily survived a recall election Tuesday that gave voters their most direct opportunity y...

Scott Walker: I Made A 'Mistake'

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

By Edith Honan SALT LAKE CITY, July 16 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose moves to curb state workers' bargaining power brought...

Scott Walker Weighs In On Wisconsin Supreme Court Infighting

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A fight between Wisconsin's divided Supreme Court justices led Monday to a criminal investigation and calls from the governor an...

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice Accuses Colleague Of Choking Her

AP | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's liberal faction has accused a conservative justice of choking her during an argument i...

Wisconsin Justice Allegedly Grabbed Colleague Around The Neck Prior To Union Law Ruling

Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed one of his colleagues around the neck prior to the court's recent decision to al...

New Lawsuit Filed Against Wisconsin Union Law

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state employees will start paying more for their health care and pension benefits in late August, state officials said...

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law To Take Effect

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory Tuesday, ruling that a polarizing union la...

Wisconsin Recall Elections Certified For Three Democratic State Senators

AP | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin state board has voted to let July recall elections be held against three Democratic state senators who fled the stat...

Wisconsin DoJ Claims Judge Exceeded Authority By Striking Down Anti-Union Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Attorneys for Republican lawmakers asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a judge's order blocking the state's ...

Wisconsin Justice Department Asks Court To Lift Ban On Union Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — State attorneys asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to immediately vacate a Madison judge's decision striking down Repub...