Many home-care workers would only earn a little more under costly ‘living wage’ law

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Labor, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Like many of her fellow SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin members, Arkesia Jackson is prepared to fight against a proposal that would eliminate an annual “living wage” increase for thousands of supportive home-care employees contracted with the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care.

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Audit: GAB has failed to follow the law

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – An audit of the state Government Accountability Board shows an agency that has failed to follow its own laws and a staff that has failed to follow the directives of the six former judges who preside over the “nonpartisan” board.

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Oh, molotov! Mainstream media at it again

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Molotov!

Nothing makes the Wisconsin mainstream media giddier than a good gotcha on Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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Rindfleisch appeals to Supreme Court in John Doe Fourth Amendment abuse case

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – As promised, attorney Franklyn Gimbel is taking Kelly Rindfleisch’s case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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UAW boss: Right-to-work doesn’t hurt unions, it helps

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Labor, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While big labor and the politicians who love their money paint doomsday scenarios should Wisconsin become the nation’s 25th right-to-work state, at least one top national union leader says there is little harm in giving workers the right to choose.

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Wisconsin’s Van Hollen says goodbye to AG post, John Doe

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A “clerical error” in a Wisconsin Supreme Court filing this week suggested that state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen would represent the state’s election and campaign finance law regulator in a lawsuit filed by a conservative advocacy organization.

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