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Kloppenburg Addresses Supporters on Election Night

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg addressed her supporters at 12:30 a.m. this morning at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, Wis.
Earlier today, Kloppenburg declared victory over incumbent Justice (and self-described fan of Governor Scott Walker) David Prosser after the Associated Press gave her a 204-vote lead. Continue Reading →

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Wisconsin Voters Head to the Polls for Important Supreme Court Election

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Wisconsin citizens headed to the polls this morning to vote in an important state Supreme Court election between progressive JoAnne Kloppenburg and conservative David Prosser. The outcome will be interpreted as a defeat, or a victory, for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who gutted the state’s organized labor rights earlier this spring. Continue Reading →

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Working America Minneapolis Rallies For Job Creation

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Local members of Working America joined their brethren in cities across the country today in a rally to focus attention on job creation. Working America is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, which combines the strength of about 10 million union and non-union members to argue against what they consider wrong-headed priorities that favor the rich and corporate special interests over America’s well-being. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

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Michigan’s new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives the governor the power to declare a city insolvent and appoint an emergency manager with virtually unlimited power to reorganize every aspect of city business, including dissolving the city entirely. Continue Reading →

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Footage from Tractor Parade Around Wisconsin State Capitol on Saturday

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The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler hitched a ride on a vintage firetruck that led the parade of tractors to the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Saturday — a rally against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s policies, which over 150,000 people attended. Continue Reading →

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Gov. Walker’s Budget Repair Bill Will Most Adversely Affect Wisconsin Minorities

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Although it has not been on the forefront in the media, Gov. Scott Walker’s “Budget Repair Bill” will be most detrimental to the minority communities of Wisconsin and have a powerful effect on workers’ rights nationwide. Continue Reading →

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“This is What Democracy Looks Like” — Michigan Style

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Over 8,000 people rallied in Lansing, Michigan, today to oppose upstart Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP-dominated legislature’s attempt to gut union rights and privatize municipalities, counties and school districts in the event of a “fiscal emergency”. Continue Reading →

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Did Wisconsin GOP Senator Hopper’s Estranged Wife Sign Recall Petition Against Him?

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Some of those clipboard-carrying demonstrators were met with quite a shock that day in Fond Du Lac, an hour and a half north of Madison, at the home of State Senator Randy Hopper, who reportedly worked closely with Walker on the unpopular legislation. Continue Reading →

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