Act 10

Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Federal Court Upholds Act 10

A panel of federal judges Friday concurred with Gov. Walker's law restricting collective bargaining rights for public unions.

A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.

Two unions representing city of Madison and Dane County workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, alleging the law violated their right to free assembly and equal protection.

U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional last year. 

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Public Union Dust Still Settling in Wisconsin, Three Years After Act 10

Protestors gather in opposition to Act 10
Credit Andy Stenz

Tuesday marks the third anniversary of Gov. Walker signing Act 10 into law, restricting public unions.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

State, Unions Argue Act 10 Before Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to decide the constitutionality of Act 10 next year.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court listened to arguments Monday over whether Act 10 is unconstitutional.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

State Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Act 10

Act 10 sparked massive protests at the State Capitol in 2011.

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in yet another challenge to Act 10.  The law dismantled most collective bargaining rights for most public workers, more than two years ago.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Appeals Court Expected to Rule on WERC Fate

A Wisconsin state agency will learn Monday whether it's acting in contempt of court -- because it's enforcing Act 10. 

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Education
1:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

A Year in MPS, through the Eyes of a New Teacher

Daniel Timothy Graves is a new teacher at Fratney, a school in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Classes start Tuesday for most Milwaukee Public Schools and hundreds of new teachers. We'll follow a newcomer, starting with his preparations.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

More than 300 Teachers Get Ready for New Careers in MPS

Most MPS students return to school in September. Teachers will be there earlier, to set up classrooms

MPS is preparing for the new school year, after a huge turnover in personnel.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Surprise and Outrage over Walker Comments on First Responder Union Rights

Tens of thousands of public workers descended on the Capitol in 2011, when Gov. Walker proposed limiting their collective bargaining rights. This week, he hinted he might be willing to consider doing the same for first responders
Credit Andy Stenz

Gov. Walker raised eyebrows Monday, when he indicated he might consider curbing the power of police and firefighter unions.

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Politics & Government
5:58 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Walker Says Collective Bargaining Limits Could Solve Other States’ Problems

Gov. Walker summarized his major initiatives Monday in Milwaukee
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Gov. Scott Walker says other states should consider emulating Wisconsin in curbing the power of public unions. He also hinted he's open to doing the same to police and firefighter unions.

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Politics & Government
5:31 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Barrett Signs Pay Raise Ordinance for City Workers Residing in Milwaukee

Mayor Barrett signed an ordinance to give pay raises to city employees who reside here

The City of Milwaukee is looking for ways to reward its workers – and keep them living in the city. Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday signed an ordinance into law that will provide two pay bumps – each 1.5 percent.

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