Collective Bargaining Rights

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Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence.

07/31/2014

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Analysts See Broad Implications In Walker’s Win

After more than a year of fighting, Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived Tuesday’s recall vote, winning 53 to 46 percent over his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

06/06/2012

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Wisconsin Governor Releases Better 2011 Jobs Data

Republican Gov. Scott Walker released better 2011 jobs figures on Wednesday in an attempt to rebuff a central argument of those trying to recall him from office that Wisconsin’s economy has suffered under his leadership.

05/16/2012

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Recall Election Ordered For Wisconsin Gov. Walker

First-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s looking forward to making his argument on why he should keep his job.

03/30/2012

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Wis. DA May Seek Rehearing In Unions Lawsuit

The district attorney who filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s law passed earlier this year effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers said Thursday he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to rehear the case.

12/22/2011

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Effort To Recall Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Gaining Ground

Organizers of the effort to recall Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office they have collected 300,000 signatures, more than half of what is needed to force an election.

11/29/2011

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Recall Effort Against Wis. Gov. Walker Begins

The clock is ticking for opponents of Republican Gov. Scott Walker who are hoping to force a recall election next year and are spurred by anger over his successful push to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers.

11/15/2011

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Labor Unions Adjust To New Reality Under Obama

In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.

09/05/2011

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Wis. Mayor On Labor Day Parade’s GOP Ban

The mayor of Wausau says the city won’t help with the cost of staging the annual Labor Day parade unless a decision to ban Republican politicians is reversed.

08/30/2011

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Democrat Holds Onto Wis. Senate Seat In Recall

A Wisconsin state senator survived a recall election Tuesday that gave voters the most direct opportunity yet to react to a Republican-backed law that stripped most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

07/20/2011

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Retirees Send Letter To NFL Asking For Input

A group of retired football players has sent the NFL a letter asking to be a part of the collective bargaining negotiations.

07/14/2011

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Wis. Supreme Court Challenger Concedes Defeat

Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded defeat on Tuesday to conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser, in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive legislation stripping most state workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

05/31/2011

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Judge Voids Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law

The fight over stripping collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin’s public workers will move into the state Supreme Court, and possibly back into the Legislature, after a judge ruled Thursday to strike down the law that passed despite massive protests that paralyzed the Capitol.

05/26/2011

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Wis. Officials Dismiss Ethics Complaints Over Bill

Wisconsin ethics officials unanimously decided to dismiss all ethics complaints against both Republicans and Democrats for political maneuvers during the battle over a controversial anti-union bill.

05/18/2011

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Damage From Wis. Protests Will Cost $270K To Fix

Protests at the Wisconsin Capitol over public workers’ collective bargaining rights cost more than $7.8 million for police, and damage to the Capitol will cost about $270,000 to repair, a state official said.

05/13/2011

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Wis. Court Challenger Raising Recount Dollars

A stunning discovery of votes in Wisconsin could give the state’s hotly contested Supreme Court race to the conservative incumbent in an election largely seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s explosive union rights law.

04/08/2011

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Wis. Court Challenger Declares Victory

Little-known attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg has declared victory over incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.

04/06/2011

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Wis. Judge To Look At How Union Law Was Passed

Having declared that Wisconsin’s divisive union law isn’t really a law yet, a judge was set to return to one of the underlying questions dogging the measure — whether Republicans violated the state’s open meetings law during the frenzied run-up to passage.

04/01/2011

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Wis. Judge Declares Union Law Not In Effect

A Wisconsin judge ruled Thursday the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law had not taken effect, and officials in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration say he plans to comply with the ruling and to halt preparations to begin deducting money from public workers’ paychecks.

03/31/2011

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Union Warns Of Boycotts For Lack Of Support

Some members of the State Employees Union are warning businesses in Wisconsin to either support collective bargaining for public employees or face a boycott.

03/31/2011

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House-Passed Education Bill Calls For Funding, Tenure Cuts

The Republican House passed a sweeping education bill that would change funding for every school in Minnesota. It would also change the way teachers and schools are evaluated.

03/30/2011

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Wis. Judge Halts Implementation Of Bargaining Law

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that there should be no further implementation of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers.

03/29/2011

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Wis. Appeals Court Rejects DOJ Request In Union Case

A state Justice Department attorney tells a judge a district attorney hasn’t properly brought a lawsuit challenging the state’s contentious collective bargaining law.

03/29/2011

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Judge Blocks Contentious Wisconsin Union Law

A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.

03/18/2011

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Penalties Against Democratic Wis. Senators Undone

Wisconsin’s Democratic state senators will have votes they cast in committee counted and other penalties imposed against them will be rescinded after they returned to the state on Saturday.

03/15/2011

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