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...
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...
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...