Republican lawmakers in two of the states at the center
of the conflict over union rights conceded a bit of ground a couple of weeks
ago. But the high-stakes battle in those states and elsewhere is far from over.
On Feb. 23, Republicans in the Ohio Senate agreed to rework a bill eliminating
Twelve states have laws granting collective bargaining
rights only to certain groups of workers, such as teachers or firefighters,
according to a 2002 U.S. GAO report. Twelve others have no laws guaranteeing
collective bargaining rights for any public workers. But those numbers may rise
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...