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Wisconsin Battle Over Union Rights Shifts to Recall Efforts, High Court Election

The Wisconsin standoff over collective bargaining power may have ended a month ago, but the passion of that battle has shifted to an unprecedented recall fight targeting lawmakers in both parties and to a state high court race where conspiracy charges are flying.Sixteen lawmakers -- eight Democrats and eight Republicans -- in the recall crosshairs for either voting to limit collective bargaining or for fleeing the state to try and block it.Dan Baltes, executive director of American Recall Coalition, which is leading the signature-gathering efforts against Democrats, knocked down criticism that the recall fight is a sideshow."I believe that anytime someone tries to hijack the political process and tries to take control of the political process, it endangers the process for the republic as a whole," he told Fox News. "And so I believe the recall statutes are there for a reason and ultimately it's going to be up to the voters of Wisconsin to decide whether to recall them or not."Both side...

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  1. Fact and Figures Behind Wisconsin Protests

    A closer look at the problems in Wisconsin

  2. Wisconsin Republicans Bypass Dems, Approve Collective Bargaining Limits

    Senate Republicans in Wisconsin passed a bill Wednesday evening that strips the state’s public employees of much of their collective-bargaining power after figuring ...

  3. Wisconsin Senate GOP Votes to Strip State Workers of Collective Bargaining Rights

    Bypassing Democrats hiding out in Illinois, Wisconsin Senate Republicans voted Wednesday night to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights.Republica...

  4. Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law

    Even though a circuit court judge on Thursday struck down Wisconsin's law stripping nearly all collective bargaining power from most public workers, she won't have t...

  5. Wisconsin Department Moving to Implement New Collective Bargaining Rules Despite Court Order

    MADISON, Wis. -- Until it's told otherwise, Wisconsin's Department of Administration says it will move forward as though an unsettled law that takes away certain col...

  6. New Jersey State Workers Try to Replicate Wisconsin Protests

    TRENTON, N.J. -- Public worker unions will flex some muscle in New Jersey as the Legislature hears a bill to take employee health benefits off the bargaining table.T...

  7. Wisconsin Requests Appeal to Collective Bargaining Restraining Order

    MADISON, Wis. -- The state Justice Department has filed a request to appeal an emergency order blocking the state's contentious new collective bargaining law.Democra...

  8. Wisconsin Reopens Fight Over Collective Bargaining

    MADISON, Wis. -- The Legislature's budget committee reopened the fight over collective bargaining rights shortly after midnight on Friday, proposing that newly hired...

  9. Wisconsin Protests Fueling Debates in Other States

    As many as nine more Republican governors reportedly working to make changes to union rules

  10. Are Wisconsin Protests a State or National Issue?

    Panel on D.C. and governor responses

  11. Far Left Distorts Wisconsin Protests

    Liberals spin truth about Midwest unrest

  12. State and National Response to Wisconsin Protests

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  1. College administrators try to grasp the idea of sitting down at bargaining table with athletes

    Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.Not after a decision allowing Northwestern football players to unionize, and what that ...

  2. AFL-CIO Leader Calls Passage of Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Bill "An Absolute Corruption of Democracy"

    Saying Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Senate Republicans participated in "an absolute corruption of democracy," AFL-CIO Leader Richard Trumka suggests unions an...

  3. Wisconsin Protests Rage On

    The Wisconsin union protests over collective - bargaining rights and oil prices in the states were hot topics on this week's Comment Roulette.

  4. Wisconsin Protests Spread to Other States

    Ohio Liberty Council President Chris Littleton on the heated debate over spending cuts, pension reform and collective bargaining .

  5. Wisconsin Loses Collective Bargaining

    Wisconsin republicans cut collective bargaining rights

  6. Law enforcement union sues over Wisconsin law on collective bargaining

    A law enforcement union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers...

  7. JUAN WILLIAMS: Why Wisconsin Protests Might Just Save Democrats and Obama

    Congress has more than a passing interest in the fight over union dues and political contributions in Wisconsin. Every Democrat in the House and Senate is in this fi...

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