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Activists Confident Ahead of Wisconsin Recalls

Six Republican State Senators face recall elections in Wisconsin on Tuesday, capping a months-long effort to make Gov. Scott Walker and his party pay for stripping public workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights, and interviews with the national and local groups active on the ground and a survey of public polls suggest Democrats […]

August 7, 2011

New Jersey Public Workers Protest Benefit Changes

Hundreds of New Jersey public workers took to the streets in Trenton to protest a bill that would force them to pay more for their health benefits and pension plans. Top lawmakers, including Governor Chris Christie, have signaled support for the plan. “You can’t pit the public against the public employees,” Florence Detofsky, a retired […]

June 16, 2011

UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court Capitulates on Labor

In a quick and stunning move by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, tens of thousands of public workers lost their collective bargaining rights when the Court held that the anti-union law passed this winter was lawful and could go forward. This comes as a huge victory for Gov. Scott Walker and could set a precedent for […]

June 15, 2011