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Working America Minneapolis Rallies For Job Creation


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


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

Farmers Rally In Madison Wisconsin

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


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


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?


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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WI Gov Walker Warns MN Gov Dayton Against Supporting His Bill

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

Asked yesterday whether Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Mark Dayton ought to support Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker’s controversial anti-public sector worker bill, Walker told a reporter with a snicker that Dayton ought to know what else is in the bill first before supporting it. Continue Reading →

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Canadian Unionists From Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Join Madison Protest

Click on Photo to Read Timeline of Wisconsin Uprising Against Gov. Scott Walker

Officials from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Glen Scott and Trevor Zimmerman joined the demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin, this past weekend to learn how organized labor is joining hands here in the Lower 48. Continue Reading →

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Wisconsin Sen. Chris Larson: Gov. Walker is a Corporate Puppet


Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson, a member of the “Wisconsin 14″, told TheUpTake’s Tracey Pollock that, at first, he and his colleagues believed whispers that Gov. Scott Walker would seek to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public sector employees were mere rumors. Continue Reading →

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