WI: GOP leadership says ‘right-to-work’ isn’t going to happen

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

NOT HAPPENING: Wisconsin Republican leadership, including Gov. Scott Walker, are indicating that "right-to-work" legislation is not on the agenda, even as conservatives press for it.

Part 8 of 9 in the series Right to Work By Kirsten Adshead | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON — If WisconsinRepublicans intend to pursue right-to-work legislation in the coming months, they’re doing a fine job hiding their plans. “No,” Gov. Scott Walker will not press the Legislature to pass a right-to-work bill, his spokesman, Cullen Werwie, said […]

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WI: Is Lansing the next Madison on the state v. labor war front?

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Labor, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Protesters gather in Lansing hoping to stop Michigan's right-to-work bill from becoming law.

Part 7 of 9 in the series Right to Work By M.D. Kittle/ Wisconsin Reporter MADISON –  On Monday afternoon, a Milwaukee-based bus loaded with union members headed for Lansing, Mich., was destined for what some say is another battle in the political war that began in Wisconsin nearly two years ago. The bus, sponsored […]

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Michigan lawmakers pass ‘right-to-work’ law

By   /  December 11, 2012  /  Michigan, News  /  9 Comments

EN MASSE: Thousands of protesters gather Tuesday in front of the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., protesting a right-to-work vote.

Part 6 of 9 in the series Right to Work   By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org LANSING — Overcoming the large crowds that have descended upon the capital, Michigan House members approved legislation allowing workers to freely decide whether they wish to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Fights have broken out in front […]

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Capital city turns into mob scene in MI right-to-work fight

By   /  December 11, 2012  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

DON'T MOVE: A protester rallies Tuesday in front of Michigan State Police at the George W. Romney State Building, where Gov. Snyder has an office in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo)

Part 5 of 9 in the series Right to Work   By Watchdog.org LANSING, Mich. — Tempers flared Tuesday morning here at the state Capitol as police — some on horses — moved into to break up a mob scene as the Republican-controlled House approved a contentious right-to-work bill. Thousands of union members and friends of organized labor […]

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MO: Right-to-work may be tough sell in Missouri

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Missouri, News, State Government, Uncategorized  /  2 Comments

RIGHT TO WORK: Nearly half the United States now have such laws.

Part 4 of 9 in the series Right to Work By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog ST. LOUIS — Missouri may try to pass right-to-work legislation in 2013, but moving the bill through the General Assembly looks to be an uphill climb. Right-to-work bans requirements that workers pay union dues as a condition of employment in […]

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MI: Unions feign surprise when the right fights back

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Michigan, News  /  No Comments

TOE-TO-TOE: Union protesters faced off with Michigan State Police in Lansing Tuesday.

Part 3 of 9 in the series Right to Work By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org LANSING, Mich. — Lend an ear to union disciples for a few moments and you might come to believe that this week’s right-to-work tangle came out of thin air, a broadside attack on the working class. “On Thursday, the bill just […]

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