Wisconsin Supreme Court likely to reinstate Scott Walker's anti-union right-to-work law: experts

Labor leaders and their allies were thrilled when a Wisconsin judge ruled on Friday that the state’s year-old right-to-work law – signed by Governor Scott Walker – violated the state’s constitution .

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The fight for $15: Meet the man who is taking the minimum wage battle national

When California’s and New York’s governors recently signed landmark laws establishing a $15 minimum wage, David Rolf, Seattle’s most prominent union leader, could be forgiven for feeling proud.

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Wisconsin's public sector unions plot fightback as Supreme Court case looms

Wisconsin’s labor leaders cheered when their nemesis, Scott Walker, dropped out of the presidential campaign last September. Walker’s anti-union message failed to catch fire the way it did four years ago, when he pushed through legislation that hobbled public-employee unions. But while Walker’s political ambitions may have been thwarted , four years on Wisconsin’s public-sector unions remain humbled too.

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Jeb Bush 'should be embarrassed' by his overtime pay claims, economists say

Jeb Bush has created a flap with another statement about America’s workers. In an appearance in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, he said Barack Obama’s proposal to expand overtime pay to millions more managers and white-collar workers would result in “less overtime pay” and “less wages earned”.

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