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House panel to weigh bill to end collective bargaining with schools, state

February 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Public employee collective bargaining is on the agenda of a South Dakota House panel. Continue Reading

Judge voids new Wisconsin collective bargaining law

May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wisconsin’s law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers was struck down today by a circuit court judge but the ruling will not be the final say in the union fight that brought tens of thousands of protesters to the Capitol earlier this year. Continue Reading

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Wisconsin Governor Halts Plans to Implement Union Law

March 31, 2011 in WDAZ

A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn’t, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay. Continue Reading

Ohio bargaining limits prevail; unions vow fight

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Even before the contentious Senate Bill 5 in some ways tougher than Wisconsin’s had cleared the Legislature late Wednesday, unions and Democrats in this once-proud labor stronghold vowed to put it on November’s ballot as a referendum. Continue Reading

Wisconsin collective bargaining law published despite court order

March 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It appears the explosive Wisconsin law stripping nearly all public employee collective bargaining rights could take effect as early as Saturday despite a court order that blocked its publication by the secretary of state. Continue Reading

Thousands rally against anti-union legislation in Indiana

March 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Union workers, teachers, lawmakers and labor organizers said at a huge Statehouse rally today that Indiana Republicans and GOP leaders nationwide have gone too far in pushing an agenda opponents consider an attack on public education and labor unions. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Republicans’ move sets off new protests

March 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The standoff over union rights that rocked Wisconsin and the nation for weeks headed for a quick end today, as Republican lawmakers were set to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public workers and deliver one of the strongest blows to the power of unions in years. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Senate votes to fine absent Democrats

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted today to fine the chamber’s absent Democrats $100 for each day they miss of the legislative session, and the governor said Republicans remain committed to his plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Continue Reading

Wisconsin governor warns of layoffs, says he won’t back down on collective bargaining

March 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices today 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. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Dems threatened with police action, layoffs

March 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wisconsin’s governor threatened today to issue thousands of layoff notices within 24 hours if Senate Democrats who fled to Illinois fail to return for a vote on a measure that would cripple public unions, and their Republican colleagues also stepped up the pressure by authorizing police to round up the missing lawmakers. Continue Reading