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Collective Bargaining

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Amid Protests From Unions, Michigan Becomes A Right To Work State

via Matthew Dolan and Kris Maher, The Wall Street Journal The Republican-led Michigan legislature approved a pair of right-to-work bills, sending them on for the governor’s expected signature, as thousands of union activists continued protesting outside the state capitol. Two votes in the state House approved bills to allow workers in unionized workplaces in the … Continue reading

County Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Collective Bargaining Law

via Scott Bauer, The Huffington Post A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. Walker’s administration immediately vowed to appeal, while unions, which have vigorously fought the law, declared victory. But what the ruling meant … Continue reading

Wisconsin Heads To Polls In Recall Election

via Douglas Belkin and Caroline Porter, The Wall Street Journal Wisconsin voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a bitter dispute over his efforts to curb unions that could affect the presidential race and influence policy toward organized labor nationwide. More than $60 million has flooded … Continue reading

Scott Walker Recall: Organizers Collect 1 Million Signatures, Far Exceeding Number Required

via Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post Democrats needed to collect 540,208 signatures to trigger a gubernatorial recall election against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). On Tuesday, they announced they had far exceeded that number, collecting more than one million signatures. Tuesday was the deadline for recall organizers, led by the group United Wisconsin, to turn … Continue reading

Wisconsin Unions Encouraged By Ohio Vote

via Dinesh Ramde, AP, USA TODAY The resounding rejection of an anti-union law by Ohio voters provides a huge boost for Democrats and union officials preparing for their next major battle — the attempted recall of Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker — but their prospects could be clouded by the differences between the two Midwestern … Continue reading

Ohio Vote On Labor Is Parsed For Omens

via Sabrina Tavernise and Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times The landslide vote to repeal an Ohio law that limits collective bargaining has sounded a strong note of caution for Republican governors and lawmakers across the country, raising questions about some of their legislative efforts, especially those that would weaken labor unions. But the victory, … Continue reading

Mitt Romney Reverses Himself, Supports Anti-Union Law

via Philip Elliott, AP, Deseret News A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is “110 percent” behind the effort. While he was in Ohio on Tuesday, Romney seemed to distance himself from anti-union measures that have … Continue reading

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