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December 11, 2012
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Michigan lawmakers approve right-to-work bill for public employees
JUST IN: Lawmakers in Michigan’s House of Representatives have approved a right-to-work bill for public employees, 58-51. The bill was approved in the state Senate last week and will go to Republican Governor Rick Snyder for his expected signature as early as Wednesday.More updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: About a dozen members of the Michigan Nurses Association stand on the state Capitol steps in Lansing, Michigan, on Dec. 10, 2012, protesting right-to-work legislation. (Carlos Osorio / AP)

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breakingnews:

Michigan lawmakers approve right-to-work bill for public employees

JUST IN: Lawmakers in Michigan’s House of Representatives have approved a right-to-work bill for public employees, 58-51. The bill was approved in the state Senate last week and will go to Republican Governor Rick Snyder for his expected signature as early as Wednesday.

More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: About a dozen members of the Michigan Nurses Association stand on the state Capitol steps in Lansing, Michigan, on Dec. 10, 2012, protesting right-to-work legislation. (Carlos Osorio / AP)

We’ll be keeping an eye on this one throughout the day.

12:36 // 1 year ago
November 19, 2012

Secession petitioners vs. Deportation petitioners

115k signatories petitioned the White House to ask that Texas be allowed to secede from the United States 

24k signatories petitioned the White House to demand deportation for Americans who sign secession petitions

(Source: forbes.com)

15:26 // 1 year ago
October 25, 2011

Occupy Chicago: Nurses union protests controversial Grant Park arrests

  • cause Early Sunday, police arrested two members of National Nurses United who cared for protesters at Occupy Chicago, in the process ignoring Grant Park’s closing time of 11 pm. They were among 100 people arrested.
  • reaction After getting out of jail on Monday morning, the nurses were joined by more than two dozen fellow union members outside of Mayor Emanuel’s office on the fifth floor of Chicago’s City Hall, causing a bit of an emotional scene. source

» Hiding a story from the media? The nurses arrested suggest that police were trying to hide an awkward scene from the cameras. “We were among the last protesters released, for no good reason that we can tell, except for they clearly knew when the media cameras had left,” said Jan Rodolfo, the Midwest director for NNU. “We were tearful and exhausted and shell shocked.” Rodolfo was among those arrested; her court date has been set for November 15.

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0:04 // 2 years ago
June 30, 2011

NBA headed for a lockout as collective bargaining talks fall apart

NBA headed for lockout: As talks between league officials and the player’s union on a new collective bargaining agreement have fallen apart, it’s clear that the NBA will suffer a work stoppage. It’s been thirteen years since this last happened, when the 1998-1999 season was cut 32 games short. The impasse is mainly about salary versus revenue; the NBA claims 22 of its 30 franchises are losing money, and they want lower player salaries (likely a lower cap) to compensate — obviously, the players feel otherwise. Said union head Billy Hunter: “I’ve been waiting for a lockout for two, three years. Now it’s here. Our guys are anxious to get a deal.” source

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16:36 // 2 years ago
February 24, 2011
While some of the discussion was old news, and no show-stopping revelation emerged, the chat did produce some revelations about strategy, tactics and Walker’s view of his actions. Most notable was his comparison to Reagan busting the government air traffic union.
PolitiFact Wisconsin • Regarding Scott Walker’s claim that his chat with the gonzo journalist pretending to be David Koch produced “no new revelations.” The site, which works with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has managed to correct a number of various facts about the current budget crisis, specifically when he compared his union-busting abilities to Ronald Reagan. To everyone claiming that there’s a budget surplus and Walker is lying to everyone – we point you to this entry. Regarding the scope of this bill, which Walker has said is exactly what he promised over the past two years – we point you to this one. There is a real issue here, and Walker is dealing with it, but the facts clearly point out that his tactics are way too harsh considering what promised to the press. source (viafollow)
22:24 // 3 years ago