Collective Bargaining

Politics & Government
4:58 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

National Public Sector Union: Ouster of Gov. Walker is #1 Goal

The fight over Gov. Walker’s signature legislation, Act 10, led to weeks of protests and put Wisconsin in the national spotlight.
Credit Andy Stenz

The president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says it “has a score to settle” with Gov. Scott Walker.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

President Obama to Return to Labor Fest

President Obama during a previous stop at Milwaukee's lakefront

Barack Obama will be back in Milwaukee on Monday.

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Politics & Government
4:25 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Judge Finds State Commissioners In Contempt Over Act 10

Thousands of public employees gathered at the state capitol in 2011 to protest Gov. Walker's bill that dismantles collective bargaining rights.
Credit Peter Gorman, flickr

A Madison judge has found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt of court for continuing to enforce portions of Gov. Walker's collective bargaining restrictions.

Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas issued his ruling against the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission following a hearing Monday.

Colas ruled last year the restrictions were unconstitutional as applied to two unions representing Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers.

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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
2:56 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature

Marley and Stein with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Credit UW Press

A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.

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Capitol Protests
1:50 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Labor Expert: Ending Collective Bargaining Comes with Costs

Protestors rally in Madison against Governor Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining rights and other cuts.

Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to end collective bargaining rights for state employees has sparked protests – a labor relations expert tells us what’s at stake. Cheryl Maranto is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at the Marquette University College of Business Administration. She spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.