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OH Passes Own Anti-Union Bill

Following Wisconsin's lead, Ohio's Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill last week curbing the power of public employee unions. The Ohio measure - SB 5 - actually goes further than the one in Wisconsin by not exempting police officers and firefighters from its provisions. As amended...

Battle over Union Power in WI Shifts to Courts

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 temporary restraining...

Wisconsin High Court Clash Gets Physical

Tensions within the Wisconsin Supreme Court may have gotten even more heated during last month's union reform case than the discordant decision upholding the law curbing the power of public employee unions suggested. According to unnamed sources, the day before that ruling was issued, Justice David...

Judge Strikes Down WI Collective Bargaining Law

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 prohibiting union...

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts California Teachers’ Union Support Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court this morning granted the petition for writ of certiorari in an appeal asking it to decide whether Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed. , 431 U.S. 209 (1977) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] [ Lexis Advance...