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Today's news - Wisconsin

Walker to sign bill banning required labor agreements 2017-04-17 [Star Tribune]

Ed Dean at Edgewood College: Stop the War on Teachers For more info 2017-04-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Senator Baldwin says a law passed in 2014 could result in retired Teamsters losing up to 70% of their pensions 2017-04-10 [NBC]

The Worst Governor Ever For Workers? Six years later, Gov. Scott Walker’s impact on unions, worker rights and jobs For more info 2017-03-14 [Urban Milwaukee]

Assembly Passes Bills To Eliminate Treasurer's Office, Bar Union Labor Requirements 2017-03-11 [WI PR]

State Senate passes GOP bill limiting union influence 2017-02-10 [La Crosse Tribune]

UAW Srikes Axle International In WI 2017-02-08 [WIN]

Union members go on strike over contract negotiations with AxleTech International in Oshkosh 2017-02-07 [We Are Green Bay]

More Union Busting? 2017-01-30 [PNS]

GOP lawmakers pen bill that critics say would harm unions, local governments 2017-01-25 [WIZM]

Fraser Shipyards workers had elevated lead levels 2017-01-17 [NYTimes]

For unions in Wisconsin, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 2016-12-22 [Journal Sentinel]

Trump-Voting Union Members Join Bernie and Speak to WIN 2016-12-13 [Workers Independent News]

Rexnord workers caught in Trump vs. union war of words 2016-12-10 [USAToday]

For unions, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 2016-11-29 [Journal Sentinel]

Milwaukee Educators Thwart School Takeover Scheme 2016-10-27 [Labor Notes]

Pussy Riot visits WI Capitol urging 'riot' to resist Trump 2016-11-21 [Workers Independent News]

UW advocates hold “teach-in” to bring light to implications of budget cuts 2016-10-12 [Badger Herald]

John Nichols: Donald Trump cannot figure out why his anti-union candidacy doesn't attract union members 2016-10-04 [Cap Times]

Federal Judge Upholds State Right to Work Law, But State Court Challenge is Still Pending 2016-09-29 [Lexology]

Federal judge denies union’s appeal to block right-to-work law 2016-09-27 [Daily Cardinal]

The Fight Against Austerity Started Here 2016-09-24 [The Nation]

7th Circuit says WI town's prohibition on inflatable rats violated union's free speech rights 2016-09-23 [Cook Cty Record]

Union group critical of state joining overtime lawsuit 2016-09-23 [WRN]

Russ Feingold knocks TPP in speech to unions 2016-08-31 [Cap Times]

Union at St. Francis Hospital raises concerns on possible layoffs, cutbacks 2016-08-31 [Milwaukee Biz Jrnl]

7th Circuit Court affirms the union's right to use nflatable rat as freedom of speech 2016-08-30 [The Previant Blog]

Group Fights Unions in Right-To-Work Case 2016-08-11 [Inside Sources]

Wait, Sen Johnson said what about working people with cancer. Winners and losers of the week 2016-07-08 [AFL-CIO]

State workers face new hiring procedure, rules 2016-06-25 [Star Tribune]

Kevin Gundlach: Wisconsin's civil service will rise again 2016-06-12 [Cap Times]

With UW-Eau Claire vote, faculty at majority of UW campuses voice disappointment in leaders 2016-05-28 [Cap Times]

Court of Appeals reinstates Right to Work law 2016-05-25 [WI State Jjrnl]

State Judge Declares Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional 2016-05-20 [Heartland]

State workers leaving in higher numbers as economy improves 2016-04-22 [Milwaukee Jrnl Sentinel]

Teacher in Madison: Why I'm sticking to the union — and others should too 2016-04-16 [Cap Times]

Judge enters final order striking down right-to-work law 2016-04-16 [Star Tribune]

Hundreds of workers fighting pension cuts set sights on D.C. 2016-04-11 [NBC]

Union leaders optimistic Right-to-Work unconstitutional ruling will be upheld despite appeal 2016-04-11 [WKOW]

Dane County judge strikes down right-to-work law 2016-04-09 [Jrnl Times]

Court strikes down right-to-work law 2016-04-09 [FOX]

Unions once strong in Lake Geneva 2016-04-06 [Lake Geneva News]

Sanders on eve of WI primary champions labor 2016-04-05 [WEAU]

Clinton, Sanders seek union votes 2016-04-05 [Boston Globe]

NLRB: Menard Inc. violates labor law in employee treatment 2016-04-03 [Albany Times Union]

Bernie Sanders: Job Losses Came From Bad Trade Deals 2016-03-31 [Bernie 2016]

In Madison, economic anxiety fuels voter reactions to presidential campaign 2016-03-27 [Portland Press Herald]

Maysteel right-to-work case headed to federal court 2016-03-26 [BizTimes]

Labor measures from just-ended session to offer campaign fodder 2016-03-21 [Milwaukee Jrnl Sentinel]

Scott Walker OKs union-approved changes to workers comp; other changes loom 2016-03-20 [WI State Jrnl]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]