July 23, 2014

Wis. judge: Officials in contempt for union curbs

MADISON, Wis. – A Madison judge on Monday found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt for enforcing parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious bargaining restrictions despite a ruling that they’re unconstitutional, clearing the way for hundreds of school district and municipal worker unions to negotiate with their employers again. Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas [...]

Wisc. anti-union governor faces recall Tuesday

Voters in Wisconsin will decide Tuesday, June 5, whether to recall their anti-union Gov. Scott Walker, a recall election engineered largely by working families and union members after Walker successfully pushed state legislation to curtail collective bargaining rights of public employees and weaken the ability of labor unions to represent workers across the state. Walker, a [...]

Back to Wisconsin

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“On Wisconsin” is the fight song of the University of Wisconsin. “Back to Wisconsin” is the fight song of the UTU Collective Bargaining Defense Fund and other organizations determined to continue a successful “red zone” defense against anti-union political zealots. Organized labor – with considerable assistance from the UTU Collective Bargaining Defense Fund – helped [...]

Against odds, labor sends loud message in Wisconsin

A coalition of labor unions and community groups didn’t take back the Wisconsin state senate from anti-union extremists Tuesday night, Aug. 9, but voters enraged over the extremists’ political agenda did unseat two of the six senators targeted for recall. “Seeing that we were outspent three-to-one, that recall elections are rare in American politics and that [...]

Wisconsin rail CEO faces felony charges

MILWAUKEE — The CEO of privately owned regional railroad Wisconsin & Southern, William Gardner, says he will plead guilty to felony charges of making some $53,000 in illegal political campaign donations to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker has been leading his state’s attack on public-employee collective bargaining rights. Lesser [...]

Wisconsin governor: ‘Mobilizer of the Year’

As expected, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin House of Representatives March 10 approved state senate passed legislation revoking collective bargaining rights for public employees. The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Scott Walker who promises to sign it into law. Noting the size and geographic scope of public protests against the legislative assault on collective bargaining rights, [...]