Collective Bargaining Rights

Protestors shout outside the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he holds a ceremonial bill signing where he signed a copy of the budget repair bill March 11, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. The bill essentially eliminates collective bargaining rights for public union workers except on wage issues. Thousands of protestors have gathered at the Capitol for the past three weeks hoping to see the bill killed. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wis. Labor Protesters Say Next Fight At The Polls

The largest crowd yet has descended on Wisconsin’s Capitol to protest cuts to public worker collective bargaining rights day after Gov. Scott Walker signed the measure into law.

03/12/2011

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Wis. Gov. Signs Bill Taking Away Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker succeeded Friday in taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of the state’s public employees, quietly capping weeks of contentious debate and delivering an epic defeat to the labor movement with a private bill signing.

03/11/2011

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Wis. Lawmakers Cut Public Worker Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin lawmakers voted Thursday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public workers, ending a heated standoff over labor rights and delivering a key victory to Republicans who have targeted unions in efforts to slash government spending nationwide.

03/10/2011

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Protesters Thank Democrats At Wisconsin Capitol

Protesters outside the Wisconsin Assembly are thanking Democrats as they emerge from the chamber after passage of an explosive bill taking away public workers’ collective bargaining rights.

03/10/2011

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Wis. GOP Senators Receive Death Threat E-Mails

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating an e-mail threatening the lives of some Republican state senators.

03/10/2011

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Wis. Democrats Say Money Is Pouring In

The chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party says donations are flooding in following the abrupt passage of a bill taking away most collective bargaining rights from public workers.

03/10/2011

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Protesters Flood Wis. Capitol Over Anti-Union Vote

Thousands of protesters pushed past security, climbed through windows and flooded the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday night after Senate Republicans pushed through a plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

03/10/2011

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Wis. GOP Bypass Dems On Collective Bargaining

The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats and approve an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide.

03/09/2011

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Walker Releases E-Mails Showing Talks Over Bill

Gov. Scott Walker’s office has released e-mails showing discussions top members of his staff had with Senate Democrats in Illinois about possible changes to a bill taking away collective bargaining rights from public workers.

03/08/2011

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Wis. Gov. Rebuffs Democrats’ Request For Meeting

Wisconsin Democrats who fled the state nearly three weeks ago asked Monday for a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker to talk about changes to his plan to eliminate most public workers’ union rights, a request the governor dismissed as “ridiculous.”

03/07/2011

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Wis. Lawmaker Tackled Trying To Enter Capitol

A Democratic lawmaker tackled by police as he tried to enter the Wisconsin state Capitol when it was under lockdown said Friday both he and the officer who took him to the ground were acting too aggressively.

03/04/2011

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Majority Leader Cancels Friday Floor Session

The Senate majority leader says Friday’s floor session is canceled to allow the state Capitol to return “to something of a sense of normalcy.”

03/04/2011

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Gov. Walker Warns Of Layoffs, Talks To Democrats

Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

03/04/2011

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Ammunition Found Outside Wisconsin Capitol

Police say they have found live ammunition scattered on the ground around the Wisconsin Capitol.

03/03/2011

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Walker: Budget Holdup Halts Reciprocity Payments

Wisconsin’s governor is bringing Minnesota into the fight to balance his state’s budget. Gov. Scott Walker brought up the point that Wisconsin owes Minnesota a lot of money, and he’d like to pay it back.

03/02/2011

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Wis. Schools Face Deep Cuts Under Walker’s Budget

Gov. Scott Walker is plowing ahead with his full plan for balancing Wisconsin’s budget, proposing massive cuts to public schools even as he faces a stalemate over his proposal to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights.

03/02/2011

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Wis. Governor Proposes Deep Cuts For Schools

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has released a two-year budget plan that cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local governments. It also avoids tax or fee increases, employee furloughs or widespread layoffs — if his contentious collective bargaining proposal is put in place.

03/01/2011

Protestors walk through a hallway in the State Capitol on February 23, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the state capitol for the past nine days protesting the Republican Governor Scott Walker's attempt to push through a budget bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Poll: Americans Back Collective Bargaining Rights

A new poll finds that Americans oppose efforts to weaken public employee unions’ collective bargaining rights by an almost two to one margin.

02/28/2011

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New Richmond Teachers Get Non-Renewal Notices

While the Wisconsin showdown was continuing at the capitol on Sunday evening, it’s also moving to communities across the state.

02/27/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

Esme’s Blog: Wisconsin: Could It Happen Here?

As fury rages in Wisconsin, Republican legislators in Minnesota are putting forward five bills that union leaders have identified as severely limiting the rights of union workers.

02/26/2011

Protestors demonstrate in the capitol rotunda on February 25, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Demonstrators have occupied the building for the past 11 days protesting the governor's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. Early this morning the state assembly passed the bill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Minnesotans Join Wisconsin Union Rally In Hudson

Minnesotans joined in a pro-union rally Saturday in Hudson, Wis. Several dozen teachers who belong to Education Minnesota traveled to Hudson to show support for Wisconsin union workers trying to retain collective bargaining rights.

02/26/2011

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St. Croix Falls Teachers May Be Disciplined For Sickout

Wisconsin teachers in the St. Croix Falls school district went before the district’s school board Tuesday night to defend their decision to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed collective bargaining cutbacks in Madison.

02/23/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

Wis. Lawmakers Take Up Bill To Cripple Unions

With their Senate colleagues still in hiding, Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly began introducing a barrage of 100 amendments Tuesday to try to stymie the Republican governor’s plan to strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights.

02/22/2011

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Protesters Track Down Wis. Dems Hiding In Ill.

One of the 14 Wisconsin senators who’s hiding out in Illinois with his Democratic colleagues says protesters have discovered the hotel where a number of the lawmakers meet the media.

02/22/2011

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Neither Side Budging In Wisconsin Union Fight

No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl.

02/21/2011

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