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

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Elections, News, Pensions, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Politics, unions, 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 by the Wisconsin [...]

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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 of the Capitol, and [...]

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

By   /  December 11, 2012  /  Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State House, State Politics, State Senate, unions, 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 gathered to show their [...]

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

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Missouri, News, State Government, State Politics, 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 certain sectors. The [...]

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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 came out of [...]

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