I had to take a rather long hiatus from posting here over the last couple of days thanks to the increasingly hectic nature of the school term. Here are a backlog of links and stories in no particular order: Via Huffington Post – Shep Smith on the politics of Wisconsin’s anti-labor legislation. As he notes, […]
TPM reports on former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold’s response to Gov. Walker’s speech last night. Gov. Walker was apparently punked into thinking he was talking to a big dollar political supporter when he was in fact talking to a journalist. Huffington Post has the story and the Democratic response to Walker’s statements. TPM on the Walker press […]
New York Times reports on reactions in Wisconsin. TPM reports on Walker’s “fireside chat.” Here’s the video: Huffington Post reports on a similar situation in Indiana where Democratic State Senators fled the state. TPM reports on Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels pulling back on the anti-union legislation later in the day. Rachel Maddow makes a case […]
The state public unions clarify their position on cutbacks. Wisconsin State Journal on the situation with the state budget. And on the dueling protests today. Alternet with 12 things to know about the protests. TPM on the big tell of Walker’s proposal.
As events escalate in Wisconsin it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to do away with collective bargaining rights for state workers is a blatant attempt at union busting. It’s different than much of the union busting that I study in the literary and historical work surrounding my dissertation. Nevertheless it amounts […]
NPR reports on the upcoming split of the Mine Safety and Health Administration district that includes the Upper Big Branch Mine that was the site of an explosion that killed 29 miners in 2010. The split will come as a means to help safety enforcement by decreasing the relative size being administered. The split will […]
Lila Shapiro at the Huffington Post has a story about the proposal in Wisconsin to do away with collective bargaining for state workers. Meanwhile the Wisconsin State Journal reports on protests at the state capitol.