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Mar 6, 2023

The most important spring statewide election in the country?

Having just emerged from a busy election season, Wisconsin is already turning its attention back to the polls where control of the state Supreme Court hangs in the balance.

Dec 18, 2020

Seventh Circuit affirms dismissal of Act 10 lawsuit

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals this week affirmed the dismissal of a First Amendment lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's Act 10.

Oct 28, 2019

Supreme Court hears union arguments for paying workers to ‘don,’ ‘doff’ uniforms

A lawsuit in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court will determine if employees at a Fort Atkinson food production factory should receive back pay for putting on work clothes before a shift and taking them off afterward.

Feb 28, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court deals blow to union elections (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's Supreme Court says an administrative agency overseeing employee union elections has the power to decertify collective bargaining groups if they don't file election paperwork on time.

Feb 26, 2018

Gorsuch silent as divided Supreme Court spars over unions

A decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, 16-1466, is expected by late June.

Feb 24, 2018

Labor unions file lawsuit over Act 10

The International Union of Operating Engineers Locals 139 and 420 have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate Act 10, a law passed in 2011 that restricts collective bargaining.

Mar 29, 2016

Supreme Court deadlock upholds win for unions in fee case (UPDATE)

A tie vote from the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to labor unions in a high-profile dispute over their ability to collect fees.

Jan 9, 2016

US Supreme Court case could weaken government workers unions

The largest teachers union in Michigan still represents Jason LaPorte at the bargaining table, but he no longer pays anything to support the union.

Sep 4, 2015

Federal appeals court sides with contractor in pension fund dispute

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with Brownsville-based Michels Corp. and 34 other contractors, saying that they properly stopped contributing to an employee pension fund in 2011.

Apr 14, 2015

Assembly approves State Attorneys Association union contract

Public workers covered under the Wisconsin State Attorneys Association would get a 1 percent raise under a collective bargaining agreement the state Assembly has approved.

Sep 10, 2014

Group sues Madison schools over teacher contract (UPDATE)

School officials in Madison violated Republican Gov. Scott Walker's signature law barring public employers from collectively bargaining with their workers when it set up new contracts with the local teachers unions, a conservative group alleged in a lawsuit filed late Wednesday.

Aug 11, 2014

Police union drops last collective bargaining challenge

The state's largest police union has dropped its challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, ending the last legal fight over the contentious prohibitions.


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