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'Referendum' on Union Rights Still Too Close to Call in WI

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...

Union Power Struggle Still Not Over in WI

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 continues. Last month...

WI High Court Reinstates Union Rights Law

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 time. In a 4-3 decision split along the court's...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Walker, Upholds Anti-Union Law

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...