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Collective Bargaining Rights

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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

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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