Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don’t want to join a union.
Police and firefighters were not included in the 2011 law that barred other public sector unions from collectively bargaining over anything other than base wage increases no greater than inflation.
Both Republicans and Democrats are watching the gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin very closely, as it could have implications for the presidential race.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a historic recall election on Tuesday, beating Democratic challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in his bid to keep his job after his controversial fight with labor unions over collective bargaining rights.
The elections board in Wisconsin has ordered a historic recall election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
NBA and players’ association representatives met for 15 hours Wednesday, and a published report says officials are hoping that a full season can be salvaged.
State lawmakers would have more control in collective bargaining for state workers under a proposal introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
A lawsuit that led to the release of hundreds of e-mails to Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker has resulted in the resignation of a prosecutor in Indiana.
A Wisconsin judge has temporarily blocked the new law restricting unions that led 14 state senators to Illinois for weeks to avoid a vote.
The Democratic senators are back and Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan has passed, but there is more trouble brewing now in Wisconsin.
Union leaders say they are mounting a major counter-attack against Republicans nationwide, after Wisconsin lawmakers succeeded in stripping nearly all collective bargaining rights.
The proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from state employees may have passed the Wisconsin senate, but the battle is far from over.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is rejecting an offer by Democratic state senators to meet him at the Illinois-Wisconsin state line for a discussion ending the budget standoff.
The concept of a border summit might suggest an international relations discussion, or a meeting about the immigration debate.
The political standoff in Wisconsin didn’t appear any closer to ending on Saturday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are threatening to send out police to detain and forcibly bring back the 14 absent Democratic state senators.
Democratic Wisconsin senators are still hiding out in Illinois, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepares to present a budget that strips collective bargaining rights from most public employees.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is warning Senate Democrats hiding out in Illinois that layoffs will happen if they don’t return to pass a budget bill by tomorrow.
Republicans in the Wisconsin State Assembly moved swiftly and passed a bill by Gov. Scott Walker, which would strip collective bargaining rights for most state employees.
Wisconsin state patrol officers are being sent to the homes of several Democratic state senators, in hopes that they will come back for a vote on the controversial budget bill.