Posts Tagged ‘Act 10’

Feb
2016
1

2015 DATA: WI is a Union Membership Cesspool, but Numbers Remained Flat in OH, Rose in MI

2015 DATA: WI is a Union Membership Cesspool, but Numbers Remained Flat in OH, Rose in MI
  While union membership rates remained unchanged nationally from 2014 to 2015, they dropped significantly in the state of Wisconsin. For the first time in its history, the state fell below the national average.  In 2015, only 8.3 percent of Wisconsin’s workforce paid dues to unions, or a total of 223,000 workers.  In 2014, roughly…
Jan
2015
15

Wisconsin Teachers Use Legal Loophole in Act 10 to Get Their Union Back

Wisconsin Teachers Use Legal Loophole in Act 10 to Get Their Union Back
  Part of the anti-union power of Wisconsin’s contentious Act 10 bill is that it forces all school district collective bargaining units to recertify on an annual basis, before December 1 of a given year.  This means that 51 percent of all eligible voters — not only those who participate in a vote — must [&hellip…;
advert
Dec
2014
8

Dane County and Madison, WI Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10

Dane County and Madison, WI Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10
  Following Wisconsin’s passage of Act 10, union-friendly Dane County prolonged public sector union contracts as long as it could to avoid the legislation’s anti-worker effects.  The city of Madison, located in Dane County, did the same.  However, those contracts will end on December 13th for the county and December 31st for the…
Aug
2014
1

Act 10 Was Upheld in Wisconsin. May We All Bask in the Glow of the Dissenting Opinion.

  You’ve seen the (bad) news. Scott Walker’s trademark anti-union law, Act 10, was upheld by the state Supreme Court yesterday. No surprise there considering the court’s party affiliation, though the finality of the matter packs a bit more gut-punch this time around. So let’s all gather ’round the middle class…
Jun
2014
17

Scott Walker Challenger Mary Burke Makes Clearest Anti-Act 10 Remarks to Date

Scott Walker Challenger Mary Burke Makes Clearest Anti-Act 10 Remarks to Date
  With the Wisconsin gubernatorial race inching ever closer, Democratic challenger Mary Burke has ramped up her rhetoric regarding Act 10 last weekend, incumbent Governor Walker’s signature legislation which stripped collective bargaining rights from a majority of the state’s public sector union workforce.  With the issue still very much…
Jun
2014
9

Madison Teachers, School Board Snub Act 10, Ratify Contract Before Court Decision on Bargaining

Madison Teachers, School Board Snub Act 10, Ratify Contract Before Court Decision on Bargaining
  In their continuing fight for post-Act 10 rights, Madison Teachers Inc. has ratified a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School board for 2015-2016.  Both the board and the teachers wanted to get the deal in place before the State Supreme Court rules on the union’s complaint over local bargaining rights.  The contract will give…
May
2014
22

Madison Teachers, with WI Gov Candidate Mary Burke in Tow, Vote to Extend Controversial Contracts Through 2016

  Last week in Wisconsin the Madison School Board voted to move forward with contract extensions, through the 2015-2016 school year, for Madison Teachers, Inc..  The vote is important because Madison is one of the few school districts in Wisconsin which still has collective bargaining rights, thus the extension also extends the lifetime of…
Apr
2014
14

On Question of Act 10’s Popularity, WI Gov. Walker Again Deemed Misinformer-in-Chief

On Question of Act 10's Popularity, WI Gov. Walker Again Deemed Misinformer-in-Chief
  Politifact has determined that comments made earlier this month by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker concerning public support for the anti-union Act 10 are false.  During an April 1st radio interview with WISN-AM, Walker claimed that a poll taken “a few months” ago showed public support for his landmark anti-union legislation was at…
Mar
2014
26

WI DMV Official Likens Immigrants to “Satan.” Gov Walker Lies About Firing Him. Official Sues Gov.

WI DMV Official Likens Immigrants to
  Among Gov. Scott Walker’s reasons for enacting Act 10 was that collective bargaining made it too hard for him to hire and fire the right people.  But Walker is now facing a situation in which he cannot shake his administration of a bad employee, Act 10 or not.   The former employee, Steve Krieser, [&hellip…;
Jan
2014
2

Wisconsin Education Unions Lose Certification as Non-Votes Called “No” Votes Under Act 10

Wisconsin Education Unions Lose Certification as Non-Votes Called
  The fix is in: Gov. Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Act is forcing the collapse of unionism in Wisconsin.   To finish out 2013, eight Wisconsin education unions lost their ability to collectively bargain when, seeking recertification, non-votes were counted as “no” votes under the governor’s hallmark anti-union…
Nov
2013
8

Walker’s Wish: Union Revenue Dropping Sharply in WI Since Act 10’s Implementation

  This is not news. But if it were, it would be bad news. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s clear vision for stripping unions of their power has been realized. New union revenue numbers show just how deep the Act 10-inflicted wound is. From The Cap Times: Total revenue for the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the [&hellip…;
Aug
2013
2

Walker Would Likely Sign Act 10 Expansion to Include Firefighters, Police if Given the Chance

  In a speech this week, Wisconsin Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential talk-about Scott Walker said he was open to the idea of expanding his controversial Act 10 to include police and firefighters unions.  That piece of legislation, still being dealt with in the legal system two years later, strips workers of collective bargaining…