Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is “confident” his 7,300 vote margin of victory will stand despite a recount says one of Prosser’s representatives.
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Why volunteer to watch votes being counted in Wisconsin’s recount? Two Kloppenburg supporters tell us why. Continue Reading →
Day one of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election recount yielded a steady stream of small gains for trailing candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg, but so far not at a rate that will vault her past David Prosser Continue Reading →
Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board confirms that the JoAnn Kloppenburg campaign has asked for a recount in Wisconsin’s close Supreme Court race.
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The election battle seen as a proxy between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and foes of his anti-union legislation may end or open a new chapter today.
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This afternoon, JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory over David Prosser for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. According to the Associated Press, Kloppenburg has an unofficial lead of just over 200 votes after yesterday’s election. Continue Reading →
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 →
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election apparently heading for a recount. Since The UpTake is your recount headquarters, we thought you’d want to know how a recount works in Wisconsin. The bottom line of all of this is it will take at least three days before anyone can ask for a recount. Continue Reading →
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 →
Several thousand citizens marched from Cathedral Park to the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, yesterday claiming, “We Are One!” in support of the middle class. This was one of over 1,000 rallies across the country. Continue Reading →
This time instead of Memphis, Tennessee where King was assassinated, the battleground is Madison, Wisconsin where workers’ rights such as collective bargaining are under attack from Republican Governor Scott Walker and the Republican controlled legislature. Continue Reading →
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 →
Singer songwriter Michelle Shocked appears on WORT-FM in Madison, Wisconsin in advance of tonight’s workers’ rights rally. Continue Reading →
The anger stirred up by Wisconsin Republican anti-workers’ rights actions may be felt at the ballot box on Tuesday. Continue Reading →
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 →
Minnesota labor leaders will hold a noon rally in the State Capitol Rotunda. Continue Reading →
The union-busting billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, are right now shaping the union-busters of the future through their Koch Associate Program. Continue Reading →
Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan had the following letter delivered to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald yesterday. Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Michigan musician Seth Bernard narrates the party-like scene below him at the State Capitol in Lansing today. Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Yesterday, local citizens in Minneapolis joined 270 separate rallies across the nation organized by MoveOn.org and endorsed by 50 other organizations. Continue Reading →
Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D) making a passionate speech at a “Speak Out For Workers’ Rights” presentation Saturday night. Continue Reading →