As Judge Strikes Down Part of Scott Walker’s Anti-Union Law, Recall Takes Shape

By: Saturday March 31, 2012 8:50 am

As Swopa pointed out, a US district court judge overturned two provisions of Act 10, Scott Walker’s anti-union law in Wisconsin. The judge, Obama appointee William M. Conley, did not touch the provision most associated with the law, which removes all collective bargaining rights except circumscribed increases in pay for most public employees. However, Conley [...]

Arizona Anti-Union Laws Failing to Attract Required Votes

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 12:55 pm

When I first heard about the proposed anti-union laws moving through the Arizona legislature, I was fairly resigned to their passage. Arizona has huge Republican majorities in its legislature, and they already passed a major anti-immigration bill, though they obviously weren’t shy about courting controversy. But then a funny thing happened. The Republicans couldn’t find [...]

Florida’s Scott Cannot Persuade Fellow Republicans on Anti-Union Bill

By: Friday April 29, 2011 12:05 pm

One of the bigger problems for Tea Party-fueled Governors who thundered into office with big ideas to revamp government is the law of diminishing returns. As their ideas take root and are found to be unpopular – which virtually every poll has shown in these states – they lose the power to persuade members of [...]

War on American Worker Fighting – And Succeeding – Across the Country

By: Friday March 25, 2011 2:21 pm

You could make an argument that this is a great time for the labor movement, energized by the battle in Wisconsin and ready to re-establish themselves in the American consciousness as part of what builds and protects the middle class. And to an extent that’s true. But the wave of labor protests sweeping the country [...]

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