union http://wuwm.com en Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature http://wuwm.com/post/journalist-lawmakers-getting-along-tensions-persist-post-act-10-legislature <p></p><p><strong>A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.</strong> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:56:01 +0000 Mitch Teich & Stephanie Lecci 3685 at http://wuwm.com Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature Caterpillar and Union Set to Start Negotiations in Early April http://wuwm.com/post/caterpillar-and-union-set-start-negotiations-early-april <p>In less than a week, contract negotiations will begin at Caterpillar in South Milwaukee. The talks will be the first since the company took over former Bucyrus International in 2010. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:39:46 +0000 LaToya Dennis 2062 at http://wuwm.com Caterpillar and Union Set to Start Negotiations in Early April MATC Union Says Early Contract Will Deter Instructors from Retiring http://wuwm.com/post/matc-union-says-early-contract-will-deter-instructors-retiring <p>Earlier this week, the MATC Board and its teachers union reached a new one-year contract – months ahead of schedule. The pact takes effect next February, when the existing three-year contract expires. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:36:32 +0000 Marge Pitrof 1855 at http://wuwm.com MATC Union Says Early Contract Will Deter Instructors from Retiring MATC and Union Sign New Contract - Months Earlier Than Usual http://wuwm.com/post/matc-and-union-sign-new-contract-months-earlier-usual <p>The MATC Board and its faculty union agreed to a new one-year contract this week, set to take effect in 2014, when their existing three-year pact expires.<br><br>What makes the deal noteworthy is the fact it happened months earlier than usual and while courts consider challenges to Act 10. That relatively new state law prohibits most public unions from negotiating for anything except limited pay increases. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:53:05 +0000 Marge Pitrof 1803 at http://wuwm.com MATC and Union Sign New Contract - Months Earlier Than Usual Milwaukee Caterpillar Workers Watching Labor Dispute in Illinois http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-caterpillar-workers-watching-labor-dispute-illinois <p>Workers at the Caterpillar factory in South Milwaukee are closely watching a labor dispute at the company plant in Illinois. Caterpillar employees in Joliet have been on strike for three months. The company is seeking steep wage and pension concessions, and the union representing nearly 800 workers refuses to accept the demands. WUWM’s Erin Toner reports on speculation that the outcome of the dispute could be a bellwether for labor relations across the country. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:03:38 +0000 Erin Toner 2283 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Caterpillar Workers Watching Labor Dispute in Illinois Wisconsin Once a Leader in Creating Public Unions, Now in Weakening Them http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-once-leader-creating-public-unions-now-weakening-them <p>The Wisconsin AFL-CIO held a pro labor rally in Milwaukee on Wednesday. The event was part of a statewide tour that will end in Madison on Saturday, to mark the one-year anniversary of Governor Walker restricting collective bargaining rights for public workers.<br><br>As WUWM’s Bob Bach reports, Wisconsin is at the forefront of retracting public union gains that opponents insist went too far, while the state was once a leader in creating worker protections. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:00:16 +0000 Bob Bach 2569 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin Once a Leader in Creating Public Unions, Now in Weakening Them Labor Leader Says Unions Lost Rights, Gained Solidarity http://wuwm.com/post/labor-leader-says-unions-lost-rights-gained-solidarity <p>A local union leader weighs in on how organized labor came out of this historic political year. Sheila Cochran is the Chief Operating Officer and Secretary/Treasurer of the<a href="http://www.milwaukeelabor.org/" target="_blank"> Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO</a>. She spoke with Stephanie Lecci as part of our <em>Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval </em>series - you can hear much more of their conversation as supplemental audio below. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:27:31 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 2651 at http://wuwm.com Labor Leader Says Unions Lost Rights, Gained Solidarity