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Wisconsin Circuit Court Rules Against Anti-Collective Bargaining Law

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Concluding that the Republican-led Wisconsin legislature violated the Open Meetings Law when it rammed through Governor Scott Walker’s anti-collective bargaining legislation on March 9 and 10, Judge Maryann Sumi of the Wisconsin Circuit Court Branch 2 (located in Monroe County, near the state’s southern border with Illinois) ruled overturned the controversial law today. Continue Reading →

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Wisc. School Teacher Announces Candidacy Against GOP Sen. Harsdorf

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Shelly Moore, a school teacher in Wisconsin’s Ellsworth School district, has declared her candidacy to run against State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, one of four Republicans targeted in a recall campaign in the wake of right-wing Governor Scott Walker’s war on unions. Continue Reading →

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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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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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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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WI Gov Walker Warns MN Gov Dayton Against Supporting His Bill

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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

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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

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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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Congressman Kucinich Sees an Ascendant Labor Movement in Madison

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Following his appearance as part of an all-star progressive lineup at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison tonight, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Dem.) spoke to The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler about the resurgent labor movement in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Continue Reading →

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Shouts of “Shame” as Wisconsin Republicans Pass Anti-Union Bill Through Assembly

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Protesters seated in the rafters yelled “Shame”, and orange-clad Democrats stood and tried to stop the bill, as Speaker Fitzgerald and the Republicans rammed Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation through the Wisconsin State Assembly this afternoon. Continue Reading →

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