Days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the
bill that had cast Madison into a state of chaos for weeks, the battle over
public employee union power shifted to the state's courts. And the workers won
the first skirmish, when Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued a
A new front opened last Tuesday in Wisconsin's month-long
battle over union rights, which moved to the courts two weeks ago. (See Battle
Over Union Power in WI Shifts to Courts ) The state held an
election for Supreme Court justice, which pit Democrat-backed challenger
Assistant Attorney General...
MADISON Wis. - (AP) Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David
Prosser's victory over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg has been certified by the
state board that oversees elections.
The Government Accountability Board on Monday certified
results of a statewide recount that showed the incumbent Prosser...
Things have quieted down a bit in Madison, Wisconsin
since March, when the state's Republican majority pushed a bill through the
Legislature curbing the collective bargaining rights of most public employees
amid raucous protests. But the battle over union power in the state
Last week, The
Wisconsin Supreme Court spared the state's Republican lawmakers from having to
do what many were hoping to avoid: passing the collective bargaining bill that
had touched off weeks of protests in Madison earlier this year a second
In a 4-3 decision split along the court's...
Prof. Stephen Bainbridge makes a great argument against state laws that permit employees to store guns in their cars. In his post, Guns vs. At-Will Employment , Prof. Bainbridge discusses a recent decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court interpreting that state's gun laws. In its opinion, the Court...
A county judge in Wisconsin has struck down most of the
law Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed last year that restricted public employees'
collective bargaining rights and sparked mass protests in Madison.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas said the provisions of the law
This week, several of us bloggers ( Dan Schwartz , Donna Ballman , Eric Meyer , Jon Hyman , and I) will be choosing a debate question on a labor and employment law topic for each of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates.
DISCLAIMER: I have tried to ask an "adversarial" question...
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial 2011 law championed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) that essentially bars collective bargaining for public employee unions. Unions had challenged the law, calling it unconstitutional. But by a 5-2 decision, the state's high court disagreed. As reported...