Connor D. Wolf

The Next Great Walker Union Battle: Tenure

 

Wisconsin unions Monday are once again attacking Republican Gov. Scott Walker, this time over a proposed budget that may result in cuts to tenure for state college professors. With the upcoming budget session, the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee is expected to propose a plan to reform the University of Wisconsin System. While it is not […]

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Greece’s Debt Problem Is Becoming A Global Problem

 

The worsening Greek financial crisis became a global problem Monday with stocks around the world falling following a weekend of troublesome bailout negotiations. The decline in global stocks came after Greek officials announced plans to close its banks and impose restrictions on cash withdrawals to try to prevent the current financial crisis from getting worse. […]

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REPORT: Why Public Sector Unions Can Easily Break The Law

 

Focusing on Michigan, a report released Monday by The Mackinac Center makes the case that there are not adequate laws to stop public sector unions from engaging in illegal activities. In many states, like Michigan, and the federal level, public sector union members can be charged hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year in […]

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Shots Fired Over Questionable AP Photo Of Ted Cruz

 

The Associated Press has found itself under fire over some photos taken Saturday depicting Sen. Ted Cruz and a poster of a gun pointed at his head. The photographs, by AP photographer Charlie Neibergall, was taken while Cruz was talking at the Celebrate the 2nd Amendment event in Iowa. Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, has […]

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Survey Finds People Blame Obamacare Failures On Its Authors

 

A report on Obamacare released Tuesday found those with the most to lose blame the authors of the law and not the legal case against it. The Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, is part of a series of lawsuits which argue that Obamacare was written so that only individuals in states with their own exchanges can get tax credits. While […]

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Missouri Dem Gets Lots Of Union Cash After Killing Right-To-Work Bill

 

Despite not running for office, Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon received a sizable campaign contribution Wednesday from a major union less than a week after killing a bill that would have ended forced union dues in the state. House Bill 116 was signed by House Speaker John Diehl and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, both Republicans, […]

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Union Targeting Vulnerable Democrat For Supporting Obama

 

As part of its campaign against President Barack Obama getting unilateral trade authority, the AFL-CIO went after Democrat Rep. Kathleen Rice on Tuesday. Despite agreeing on many policy areas, organized labor has longed opposed the president getting Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Also known as fast-track, if passed by Congress the president could submit a finalized trade […]

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New Jersey Pension Battle Ends In Republican Victory

 

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a 2014 pension cut was lawful in the fight between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and state unions. At the center of the conflict was a 2011 provision known as Chapter 78 which legally compelled the state to pay retirement pensions in full. Despite this, in 2014 Gov. Christie […]

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Gawker Can’t Shut Up About Secret-Ballot Union Vote

 

The online news company Gawker has opened a public online forum to answer the question of whether its reporters should unionize — and the ensuing battle couldn’t be more interesting. “Yesterday, Gawker Media announced that we will be holding an election next week to vote on whether our editorial staffers want to form a union,” Gawker wrote on its website. “The […]

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A Bernie Sanders Presidency Is ALL About Socialism

 

Weighing in on the importance of his campaign, presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders noted if his campaign fails, it’s not just a reflection on him but also a reflection on his ideas. “If I do badly, and I don’t run a good campaign, and we don’t get our message out, and we don’t […]

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