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Recall: Wisconsin Voters Unseat Two Republican Senators

August 10, 2011 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe In an unprecedented series of Wisconsin recall elections on Tuesday, two Democratic challengers knocked off Republican state senate incumbents — a sign of continued citizen outrage over efforts by Gov. Scott Walker to effectively eliminate collective bargaining for public workers in that state. Democrat Jennifer Shilling defeated Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke. Democrat Jessica [...]

Wisconsin Democrat Wins Recall Election

July 20, 2011 by clong  
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On Tuesday, Democratic incumbent Dave Hansen easily retained his seat by a more than 30-point margin in the first of nine recall elections being held in Wisconsin this summer. Republican David VanderLeest was easily defeated 66 percent – 34 percent after running a furious two-week campaign once the expected Republican challenger and seated assemblyman John [...]

Wisconsin Prepares for High-Stakes Recall Elections

June 23, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Every day for two weeks in March, Jim Niemeier, a retired educator from Waupun, Wisconsin, stood outside his local post office, talking to people as they walked in and out. He did this for eight hours each day in sometimes bitterly cold weather. Usually he would have better uses of his time, [...]

Unions File Federal Lawsuit to Stop Wisconsin Anti-Worker Bill

June 15, 2011 by twalker  
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By Kevin Hart Wisconsin citizens took to the streets by the tens of thousands this year to send a message to Governor Scott Walker that stripping public workers of collective bargaining rights under the guise of a “Budget Repair Bill” was wrong. Now, Wisconsinites are hoping that a federal court will send a message that [...]

Will Corporations Ever Share in the Sacrifice?

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By Tim Walker Across the nation, public education, health care, and other critical services are getting slashed because, as many politicians love to say, “We’re broke.” Apparently it’s the fault of the middle class, so the burden of restoring fiscal stability has been placed on the shoulders of working men and women. It’s time to [...]

“This is the Beginning” – Wisconsin Workers Still Galvanized

March 12, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Nancy Winters, a veteran Wisconsin public school teacher, doesn’t want her state to go back. She remembers what it was like when Wisconsin didn’t have collective bargaining – a time of discord, distrust, and little cooperative progress. “I’m afraid Wisconsin is going to return to those kinds of days,” says Winters. “I [...]

“Unions Represent the Voice of the People”

March 9, 2011 by twalker  
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By Lance Fuller Facing a full Congressional hearing panel, in front of a packed house, Ohio teacher Courtney Johnson took a seat Tuesday and methodically laid out how attacks on workers’ rights and cuts to education will affect her students. “Ever deepening cuts to our public schools send the dual messages to our kids that, [...]

It’s Not Just Wisconsin. It’s Everywhere.

March 8, 2011 by twalker  
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By Mary Ellen Flannery and Tim Walker The battle over workers’ rights in Wisconsin was the first to capture national attention, but it won’t be the last. Gov. Scott Walker may be the poster child for right-wing overreach, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers in every corner of the country from trying to blame public employees [...]

Largest Crowd Yet: 80,000 Rally in Wisconsin

February 27, 2011 by twalker  
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by Tim Walker and Cynthia McCabe In one of the biggest rallies in Madison since the Vietnam War, up to 80,000 Wisconsin workers and their supporters, waving off freezing, snowy weather, marched into Capitol Square on Saturday. The rally the weekend before was huge – 55,000 plus – but this one surpassed it, sending a [...]

Anti-Worker Legislation Under Fire Across the Country

February 23, 2011 by twalker  
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by Tim Walker The strengthening resolve of working Americans in Wisconsin is being duplicated in state after state as signs emerge that this massive grassroots mobilization is having an impact. A Gallup poll released on Tuesday showed that a clear majority of Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining rights of public workers [...]

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