Unemployed people in Wisconsin would have to double the number of searches they make for a job from two to four a week, one of the toughest requirements in the country, under a proposal approved by the Legislature's budget committee on Monday.
The provision proposed by Gov. Scott Walker says anyone not... Read More »
It should come as no surprise that activists on the left are pushing for unions to adopt new strategies to broaden their appeal -- and clout. After all, the number of Americans who are part of an organized union has dropped from a third of the country's workers in the 1950s to only about a tenth last year. Read More »
By James MacPherson
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says that it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store in Minot, which is near the state's booming oil patch, a region that has more jobs than takers.
The company said in a... Read More »
Most American workers don't belong to unions.
Union participation across the nation dropped from 32 percent in the 1950s to 11.9 percent last year. Yet, union battles are as intense as ever, with local politicians calling out teachers' unions to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's battle with state workers over a... Read More »
In the last few years, Wisconsin has become a battleground between labor sympathizers and pro-business Republican politicians. And those on the former side are about to face another loss. Under pressure from business leaders, the State Assembly passed a bill to eliminate compensatory and punitive damages in... Read More »
By SCOTT BAUER
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nearly one-in-five of the jobs listed on a state website touted by Gov. Scott Walker as a resource for unemployed Wisconsin residents are actually located in neighboring states, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Read More »
After months of protests and court hearings, a controversial law that strips Wisconsin state workers of most of their collective bargaining rights has taken effect.
The legislation, which became law Wednesday, was introduced by Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, in February. Walker said at the time that the... Read More »
By Scott Bauer
MADISON, Wis. - A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory Tuesday, ruling that a polarizing union law that strips most public employees of their collective bargaining rights could take effect. Read More »