Collective Bargaining Rights

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (left) is up against Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (right) in his bid to avoid being recalled from office, in the wake of his successful push to essentially eliminate union bargaining rights for government workers in Wisconsin. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Illinois Democrats, Republicans Look To Impact Walker Recall Election In Wisconsin

A local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Union rally at Daley Plaza

Thousands Rally At Daley Plaza To Support Union Rights

Thousands of union workers gathered at Daley Plaza on Saturday in a show of solidarity for union colleagues in Wisconsin, where the governor and Republican lawmakers have passed legislation severely limiting their collective bargaining rights.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2011

Wisconsin State Assembly Democrats

Wis. Lawmakers Strip Public Workers Of Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved a controversial measure to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public employees and Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll sign it as soon as possible.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011

Wisconsin Union Protest

Chicago Protest Focuses On Wisconsin Union Fight

Hundreds of men and women gathered at the Thompson Center on Saturday as a show of solidarity in protest of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to strip unionized state employees of most of their collective bargaining rights.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2011