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BY Richard Berg | Chicago, IL | 1/19/16
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner abruptly broke off contract negotiations with the more than 37,000 State of Illinois union workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. Rauner refused to negotiate any further, giving workers the ultimatum of a “last, best and final offer.”
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/30/15
The Supreme Court agreed today, June 30, to hear Friederichs vs. California Teachers Association, which aims to gut public sector unions and would make the public sector ‘right to work’ nationwide. The court will determine whether public sector unions can continue to collect so-called ‘fair share’ or ‘agency fees’ from non-members who benefit from the collective bargaining agreement negotiated by unions, and could overturn the landmark case Abood vs. Detroit Board of Education.
BY Cherrene Horazuk | Minneapolis, MN | 7/01/14
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today in Harris vs. Quinn that home health care workers who are paid through Medicaid and state funding are not “full-fledged public employees”. Therefore, the Court reasons, home health care workers need not provide financial support to a union that represents them and bargains on their behalf.
BY Kas Schwerdtfeger | United States | 5/24/13
Early this May, UPS management, as well as Teamsters leadership, released the completed tentative agreement for a new five-year contract.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/09/11
An anti-bargaining bill disguised as an education reform bill has passed through the Illinois Senate and moved on to the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill called SB7, includes many components that will take away the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) bargaining rights and rights to strike.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 3/14/11
Hundreds rallied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), March 14, as protests continue against Governor Scott Walker's anti-union, anti-people attacks.
BY staff | Madison, WI | 3/12/11
As of 3:00 p.m. today, March 12, the number of protesters at the state capitol here has swelled to more than 150,000.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | Madison, WI | 3/12/11
Freedom Road Socialist Organization salutes the workers, students and community participants in the March 12 protest in Madison, Wisconsin.
BY staff | Madison, WI | 3/11/11
Massive protests are expected here, March 12. Tens of thousands of workers, students and community members are expected to converge on the state capitol Saturday afternoon.
BY staff | Madison, WI | 3/10/11
After weeks of intense struggle across Wisconsin, on March 10 the state assembly has passed the union-busting bill pushed by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican Party. The assembly voted 53-42 in favor of the bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Governor Walker shortly.
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