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Wisconsin teachers’ union blames Walker’s ‘union-busting’ for massive layoffs

The largest teachers’ union in Wisconsin is blaming Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s “union-busting legislation” for layoffs that will result in a 40 percent reduction in union staff. Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) executive director Dan Burkhalter told reporters Monday that the staff layoffs were necessary due to a projected loss…

Wisconsin governor calls on Democrats to come home

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Monday called for the return of the 14 Democratic state senators who left the state last week to avoid voting on a bill that that severely curbs state workers’ bargaining rights. “They’ve got to come to Wisconsin, do the job that…

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