Tag Archives: Scott Walker

New Wisconsin Law Limits State Court Discrimination Remedies

On April 6, 2012, Wisconsin employers celebrated as Governor Scott Walker signed into law legislation repealing a state law enacted in 2009 that permitted employees to recover compensatory and punitive damages in employment discrimination suits under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. The bill was opposed by special interests groups advocating for women’s rights who painted […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Survives Recall

On Tuesday June 5, 2012 the labor movement suffered a blow when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his recall election. Gov. Walker is the first governor in US history to survive a recall election. The recall election was the contentious result of Gov. Walker’s signing into law a bill that stripped away the collective bargaining […]

AFL-CIO: Judge Rules Against Portions of Walker’s Anti-Worker Law

This afternoon a federal judge in Wisconsin struck down two parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 anti-worker law that eliminated collective bargaining rights for public workers. U.S. District Court Judge William Conley ruled against the provision that eliminated payroll deduction for public-sector workers’ union dues. He also ruled against the section that required unions to win 51 […]

Unionism in Wisconsin and the GOP Race

When Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill stripping public sector employees of their collective bargaining rights, he put himself in the political crosshairs of the union movement in Wisconsin. To date, recall efforts have reached a fever pitch, with Walker’s opponents collecting over 1,000,000 petition signatures to put him on a recall ballot […]