Wisconsin: Bargaining Rights at Risk
While legislation gutting the collective bargaining rights of 200,000 Wisconsin public employees remains in limbo as it wends through the courts on a challenge that the Legislature violated the state’s open meetings law, the battlefront over workers’ rights and quality public services has moved from the statehouse in Madison to local communities. Six of the eight recall campaigns that were launched against Republican state senators gathered the requisite number of signatures needed by the May 2 deadline. The recall elections are scheduled for July 12. If just three of the six Republicans are unseated by Democrats, Democrats will regain the majority in the state Senate.
- Read AFT-Wisconsin’s new blog.
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- Read updates from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
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- Become a fan of Wisconsin FNHP on Facebook.
- Follow events in Wisconsin on Twitter: @AFTwisconsin and #wiunion
- View videos from people who support Wisconsin’s workers.
Defending Public Services, American Teacher
Media coverage and other links
Scott Walker Quietly Consolidating Power In Wisconsin, Huffington Post
Scott Walker's School Voucher Overreach, The Progressive
Largest political rally in Madison’s history: March 12, 2011, Madison Independent Examiner
It’s Not Over in Wisconsin, New York Times
Prank call, effort to sell power plants prompt worries about GOP ties to Koch brothers, Wisconsin State Journal
AFL-CIO Polls Show Wisconsin Supports Protestors, Opposes Walker, Huffington Post
Wisc. local governments abandon Gov. Walker’s fringe agenda, The Daily Page
Billionaire Brothers' Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Budget Dispute, Eric Lipton, New York Times
"Wisconsin Power Play," Paul Krugman, New York Times
Gov. Walker's Pretext, New York Times