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Mar 11, 2015

Unions face uphill battle in right-to-work fight

If history and precedent are any indication, unions stand little chance of having Wisconsin’s new right-to-work law overturned in court.

Feb 25, 2015

Union head predicts similar turnout for 2nd rally against right-to-work

A labor leader is predicting that Wednesday will look similar to Tuesday around the state Capitol in Madison.

Feb 24, 2015

Police arrive at Capitol for right-to-work debate

Two busloads of police officers are on hand at the Wisconsin state Capitol in advance of a rally and public hearing on a right-to-work bill.

Feb 23, 2015

Trades divided on attending AFL-CIO rallies

Trade union leaders are not of a single mind on whether their members should attend rallies the AFL-CIO has organized to protest the right-to-work bill Republican lawmakers introduced Friday.

Feb 21, 2015

Trades union to skip rallies on right-to-work

A trades union leader said Saturday that he and his colleagues will not be encouraging their members to take part in two rallies the AFL-CIO has organized next week to protest right-to-work legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers.

Feb 20, 2015

Republicans plan vote on right-to-work next week (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Legislature will take up a right-to-work bill next week in a surprise move that runs contrary to the wishes of likely 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker who had urged lawmakers to delay any debate until later in the year.

Jan 14, 2015

Walker doesn’t mention right-to-work in speech

Gov. Scott Walker continues to avoid talking about making Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

Dec 16, 2014

AFL-CIO starts online petition against right-to-work

The AFL-CIO of Wisconsin is asking the public to sign an online petition to express disapproval of possible right-to-work legislation that would prevent workers at unionized companies from having to pay mandatory dues.

Dec 4, 2014

Right-to-work exemption possible for trades

In saying the Wisconsin Legislature must take up right-to-work legislation next year, the state Senate's majority leader Thursday brought up the possibility of exemptions meant to preserve construction unions’ role in training workers.

Dec 3, 2014

Legislator to introduce right-to-work legislation

A Republican lawmaker promised Tuesday to introduce a right-to-work bill, prompting warnings from a Democratic leader that the state could see a round of protests reminiscent of the massive demonstrations against Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping public workers of their union rights.

Dec 1, 2014

Right-to-work rumblings growing in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker's contention that a right-to-work proposal would be a “huge distraction” from his efforts to create jobs has not prevented business groups from tabbing the legislation as a priority.

Oct 8, 2014

Charged crowd hears We Energies rate hike plans

Milwaukee resident Mark Kohel was in the majority Wednesday afternoon during a public hearing on We Energies' proposal to increase its rates.


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