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, itâ€™s pro-worker
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday blamed unions for opening the door to right-to-work laws in Michigan.
â€œThis last summer, labor leaders decided to start a ballot initiative to put something on Michiganâ€™s ballot in regard to collective bargainingâ€“and again I believe in collective bargaining but they went to a huge overreach, to do something to Michiganâ€™s constitution,â€ Snyder… READ MORE
Michigan governor defends government takeover law
(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
By JULIE CARR SMYTH, The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” 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 … READ MORE
Right-to-work drive gains steam in Michigan
ByÂ Andrea Billups-The Washington Times
DETROIT â€” In this historic stronghold of the American labor movement, the phrase â€œright to workâ€ is seen by many as fighting words.
But with a newÂ 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
ByÂ AMY MERRICK, The Wall Street Journal
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision allowing a contentious collective-bargaining law to take effect ended one dramaâ€”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
ByÂ 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 courtâ€™s decision that Wisconsinâ€™s controversial law had been passed improperly.
The Supreme Courtâ€™sÂ ruling, issued at the close of the business day, spared lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Capitol… READ MORE
Judge voids Wisconsin collective bargaining law
By Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond,Â 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
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
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