• No Wis. Democrats present for Senate session again
    The 14 Democrats stayed away again on Wednesday. They left last week so they wouldn't have to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal stripping public workers of collective bargaining rights.February 23, 2011
  • Wis. Democrats filibuster to delay anti-union bill
    Democrats kept the Wisconsin Assembly up overnight with a droning filibuster in another desperate attempt to block the Republican governor's bold plan to strip public sector workers of nearly all of their bargaining rights.February 23, 2011
  • Neither side budging in Wisconsin union fight
    Republican backers of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public employees are trying to move the explosive proposal closer to reality, even as Democrats remained on the run and protesters filled the halls of the Capitol for a second week.February 22, 2011
  • Wis. budget plan may tilt political playing field
    The high-stakes fight in Wisconsin over union rights is about more than pay and benefits in the public sector. It could have far-reaching effects on electoral politics in this and other states by helping solidify Republican power for years, experts said Monday.February 21, 2011
  • Largest crowd yet descends on Wisconsin Capitol
    A state Capitol thrown into chaos swelled for a fifth day with thousands of protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers added their voices to the debate for the first time and GOP leaders insisted again Saturday there was no room for compromise.February 19, 2011
  • Dayton: Minn. managing public employees better than Wis.
    DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says he thinks Minnesota is taking a more reasonable approach to public employees than Wisconsin, as both states grapple with major budget deficits.February 18, 2011
  • Wis. gov calls on Dems who fled state to 'come home'
    Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing a state government they no longer control.February 18, 2011
  • Teacher shortage closes Milwaukee schools
    The state's largest school district has joined those that have canceled classes due to teacher shortages caused by union protests at the state Capitol.February 18, 2011
  • Wis. lawmakers flee state to block anti-union bill
    A group of Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday, refusing to show up for a vote and then abruptly leaving the state in an effort to force Republicans to the negotiating table.February 17, 2011
  • La Crosse students protest Wis. anti-union budget fix
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-led legislature want to eliminate collective bargaining as one way to help cut that state's budget deficit.February 17, 2011
  • Wis. Gov. Walker plan could spin off UW-Madison
    University of Wisconsin leaders have asked Gov. Scott Walker not to spin off the flagship UW-Madison campus from the rest of the system, saying the rumored move would create unnecessary competition that would hurt all the Wisconsin colleges.February 16, 2011
  • Wis. teachers union asks people to come to Madison
    The leader of Wisconsin's largest teachers union wants all state residents to join protests in Madison against bill that would strip most public workers of almost all their collective bargaining rights.February 16, 2011
  • Thousands protest anti-union bill in Wisconsin
    Thousands of teachers, prison guards and students descended on the Wisconsin Capitol for a second day Wednesday to fight a move to take union rights away from government workers in the state that first granted them more than a half-century ago.February 16, 2011
  • Move against Wis. public employees booed in Minn.
    Unionized workers in Minnesota are opposing a measure that would strip most Wisconsin public employees of their collective bargaining rights.February 16, 2011
  • Wis. GOP poised to cut worker rights in budget fix
    Wisconsin is poised to strip collective bargaining rights from most of the state's 175,000 public employees in the boldest step by a new Republican governor and Legislature to solve budget problems by confronting organized labor.February 15, 2011
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