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Wisconsin Unions Celebrate Supreme Court Candidate’s Win
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Wisconsin Unions Celebrate Supreme Court Candidate’s Win

MADISON, Wisc.—Labor-backed judge Rebecca Dallet won election to a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court Apr. 3, defeating Michael Screnock, a circuit judge from rural Sauk County backed by Gov. Scott Walker. Dallet, a Milwaukee County circuit judge for 11 years, won a 10-year term by a 56%-44% margin, reducing the court’s pro-Walker majority…

Dallas Pol Says ‘I Hate Organized Labor’ After Losing Vote
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Dallas Pol Says ‘I Hate Organized Labor’ After Losing Vote

DALLAS, Tex.—After the Dallas City Council voted 8-7 to approve the appointment of Nirav Sanghani to the city Civil Service Board, Councilmember Lee Kleinman was irate. The Dallas AFL-CIO had lobbied for Sanghani, 32, as an organizer with the Board of Texas New Era/Jobs with Justice community-labor coalition, saying that he would bring a working-class…

Oklahoma Teachers Propose $900M Revenue Package
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Oklahoma Teachers Propose $900M Revenue Package

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Three Oklahoma unions have proposed an array of tax increases they say would finance the funding they are demanding to avert a statewide teachers’ strike scheduled for Apr. 2. The plan, released Mar. 23 by the Oklahoma Education Association, the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers, and the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, would…

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