Labor & Work-Life Issues

Fight Over Faculty Collective Bargaining Gathers Steam in Wisconsin

Andy Manis, AP Images

Demonstrators opposed to Gov. Scott Walker's bill to eliminate collective-bargaining rights for many Wisconsin workers have gathered by the thousands at the Capitol this week.
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More than a half-century after Wisconsin became the first state to grant government workers collective-bargaining rights, this city has emerged as a key battleground in a movement to dismantle faculty and other public unions.

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