Wisconsin state Senate Republicans took the extraordinary – and possibly illegal – step of rushing a vote that stripped unions of collective bargaining power.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate vote to strip key public-sector unions of collective bargaining rights, despite the fact that no Democrats were present. The vote is a bid to protect core budget cuts to public-employee benefits, Republicans say. But is that necessary?
Governor Walker has released emails with some of the absentee 'Wisconsin 14' that show he's willing to compromise – on some issues, to some extent.
A homecoming that seemed imminent on Monday appears to be off on Tuesday, as trust erodes between Democratic 'Wisconsin 14' and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Labor standoff resumes.
Wisconsin's 14 Democratic absentee state senators indicate they're ready to return – because they think they've already won the war, if not this battle.
Wis. layoffs: Governor says he's sending layoff notices. Thousands of state workers face pink slips in fight over Wis. layoffs.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is threatening to lay off state workers if Democrats don't return to vote on his budget measure. Opponents are preparing petitions to recall Republican lawmakers.
The warring factions could be taking note of voter restlessness over the long standoff between the governor and Wisconsin's state workers – or they could simply be wearing down. Either way, hint of compromise is in the air.
Wisconsin standoff: As Gov. Scott Walker ratchets up the stakes, preparing to lay off 1,500 state workers to win the battle against the unions, he may be losing the war of public opinion.
Ohio is set to pass a bill that is tougher on unions than the one being considered in Wisconsin. But in Ohio, the only real theatrics took place behind the closed doors of the Senate.