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What’s the Matter With Iowa? Dark News From Red-State America


A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE
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The Decline in Union Membership Is Hurting All of Us


A new report says that “rebuilding our system of collective bargaining is an important tool available for fueling wage growth and ending the era of persistent wage stagnation.”

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE

In a Major Ruling, Grad Students Win the Right to Unionize at Private Universities


The National Labor Relations Board announced that a previous ruling—that graduate workers were not entitled to collective bargaining because they are students—was flawed.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE

United Nations Forces a Showdown—With Its Own Workers


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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is trying to make an end run around the U.N.’s system for negotiating collective-bargaining agreements with its workers. Maybe he needs to call in his organization’s International Labor Organization to monitor its own actions.

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 READ MORE

Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law Struck Down


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A Wisconsin judge Friday repealed the state law supported by Gov. Scott Walker that ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers for more than a year.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 READ MORE

The Right Wing’s 2011 Shellacking


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This week’s elections around the country were brought to you by the word “overreach,” specifically conservative overreach.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 READ MORE

GOP Booted From Wisconsin Labor Day Parade


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Labor leaders in Wisconsin’s Marathon County have announced that Republican politicians are not invited to participate in the annual Labor Day parade in Wausau. (more)

Posted on Aug 30, 2011 READ MORE

Rite Aid Workers Score a Major Union Victory


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Labor journalist Mike Elk writes about 500 Rite Aid pharmacy workers in California who finally succeeded in winning a union contract that provides them with health care, job protection and pay increases ... (more)

Posted on May 5, 2011 READ MORE

Wis. Judge Blocks Anti-Union Law


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It ain’t over yet in Wisconsin. On Friday, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi took aim to temporarily thwart Gov. Scott Walker’s highly contested law, passed last week, that stripped state employees of their collective bargaining power.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 READ MORE

100,000 March in Madison


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Upwards of 100,000 people turned out at a protest in the Wisconsin capital after Republican lawmakers and the Republican governor pushed through a new anti-union law eliminating most collective-bargaining rights for public employees.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 READ MORE

Raw Video: Protesters Push Back in Wisconsin

On Wednesday night, protesters turned up en masse in the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison to register their collective discontent over the passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union bill. The Associated Press compiled this montage of footage from the scene that evening.

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN

Walker Won’t Meet Dems at the Border


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The posse of Wisconsin state senators who left the building—not to mention Wisconsin—last month to thwart Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign to quash state employees’ collective bargaining powers proposed a meeting with the governor somewhere ...

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 READ MORE

Gov. Walker Does ‘Something Big’


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The tea-party-enabled Wisconsin Legislature is working overtime to protect its governor.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 READ MORE

Wisconsin’s Walker Readies the Pink Slips


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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, voicing his frustration with AWOL Democrats, was preparing to send layoff notices to 1,500 state workers as the stalemate over his union-busting budget bill continued.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 READ MORE

Walker: Layoffs Loom for Wis. Workers


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Things got a little lively in Wisconsin on Thursday, as news hit the wires that the state Senate had voted to allow the arrest of more than a dozen Democratic senators who had fled the state in protest of Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious union-busting bill ...

Posted on Mar 3, 2011 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: Conspiracy of Teachers

In this startling soliloquy, Jon Stewart takes stock of the current clime in and beyond, say, Wisconsin and comes to the conclusion that teachers—that’s right, teachers—are ruining America. Watch and learn.

Posted on Mar 1, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN

First Wisconsin, Now Ohio


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All that talk about Wisconsin being a potential test case for the rest of the country might be right, as now Ohio’s Senate is preparing for a vote this week that could end collective bargaining for public-sector workers in the name of—you guessed it—austerity.

Posted on Mar 1, 2011 READ MORE

Fla. Governor Catches Anti-Union Fever


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The Wisconsin syndrome? Just days after declaring that he favored collective bargaining for public employees, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, changed his tune and said he now wishes it were not allowed in the Sunshine State.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 READ MORE

Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Stalled


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The Wisconsin Assembly approved the infamous anti-union budget bill on Friday, but Republicans still lack a quorum to bring it to a vote in the state Senate.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 READ MORE

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