Articles Tagged 'collective bargaining'

‘Union business on the taxpayer’s dime’: Trump administration cracks down on ‘official time’ at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs this week will stop paying employees in health care jobs for time spent on union activities as the Trump administration… READ MORE

Gov. Snyder: Right-to-work is not anti-union, it’s pro-worker

December 13, 2012
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday blamed unions for opening the door to right-to-work laws in Michigan. “This last summer, labor leaders decided to start a ballot initiative to put something on Michigan’s ballot in regard to collective bargaining–and again I believe in collective bargaining but they went to a huge overreach, to do something to Michigan’s constitution,” Snyder… READ MORE

Michigan governor defends government takeover law

January 19, 2012
(Reuters) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder used his state of the state address on Wednesday to defend a controversial law that makes it easier for the state to intervene in financially troubled local governments and school districts. “Think about a situation where employees are not going to get their paychecks, suppliers are not getting paid, bond payments are not getting… READ MORE

Issue 2 rejected by Ohio voters

November 9, 2011
By JULIE CARR SMYTH, The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state’s new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment. In a political blow to GOP Gov. John Kasich, voters handily rejected the law, which would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public …

Right-to-work drive gains steam in Michigan

October 4, 2011
By Andrea Billups-The Washington Times DETROIT — In this historic stronghold of the American labor movement, the phrase “right to work” is seen by many as fighting words. But with a new GOP-controlled state Legislature and a Republican governor in place in Lansing, a move is afoot to make Michigan the 23rd state in the nation to adopt legislation that… READ MORE

Wisconsin Fight Moves to Recalls

June 16, 2011

By AMY MERRICK, The Wall Street Journal

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision allowing a contentious collective-bargaining law to take effect ended one drama—and collided with another. For months, state Democrats opposed to the law have been organizing a campaign to remove six Republican state senators from office through recall elections in July. The court decision “has fired people up,” said… READ MORE

Wisconsin Court Restores Collective Bargaining Law

June 15, 2011
By MONICA DAVEY, The New York Times The Wisconsin Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for significant cuts to collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state, undoing a lower court’s decision that Wisconsin’s controversial law had been passed improperly. The Supreme Court’s ruling, issued at the close of the business day, spared lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Capitol… READ MORE

Judge voids Wisconsin collective bargaining law

May 27, 2011
By Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — The fight over stripping collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin’s public workers will move into the state Supreme Court, and possibly back into the Legislature, after a judge ruled Thursday to strike down the law that passed despite massive protests that paralyzed the Capitol. Republican backers of Gov. Scott Walker’s… READ MORE

Tennessee House passes bill to curb teachers’ unions

May 20, 2011
By Tim Ghianni (Reuters) – The Tennessee House of Representatives voted on Thursday to strip teachers unions of most of their collective bargaining powers, setting up a showdown with the state Senate, which already voted to end all union bargaining. The vote of 59-39 in the House restricts the unions to collective bargaining only on pay and benefits. The bill… READ MORE

MA House votes to restrict unions

April 28, 2011
Michael Levinson, Boston Globe House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns. The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio,… READ MORE

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