Collective Bargaining Category Archive


  • Report: Union Decline Leveling Off in Wisconsin; Remaining Unions Seem Resilient

    “Because of Act 10, being in a union still means something, but it also completely obliterated collective bargaining,” said Analiese Eicher.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/21/2019
  • New State Data: Post-Act 10, Teachers’ Health Care Costs Soared

    Wisconsin school districts ratcheted up health care costs on teachers and other employees after the state’s Act 10 collective bargaining changes, with the average district now requiring teachers to pay about 12...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/03/2018
  • Unions Sue to Overturn Wisconsin Collective Bargaining law

    Two Wisconsin labor union locals are suing to overturn Gov. Scott Walker’s signature collective bargaining law. Locals 139 and 420 of the Operating Engineers of Wisconsin say Act 10 violates their rights...

    Los Angeles Times, 02/26/2018
  • Labor Unions File Lawsuit Alleging Walker’s Act 10 Violates Free Speech Rights

    Two Wisconsin chapters of a labor union have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate Act 10, the signature piece of legislation from Gov. Scott Walker. The lawsuit, filed by the Operating...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/25/2018
  • Scott Walker: ‘Overwhelming Majority’ of School Districts Would Get Proposed New Funding

    The comments come after Kim Eparvier, superintendent of the Peshtigo School District, told the Wisconsin State Journal that Walker’s proposal tie the proposed $649 million in new funding to a fixed percentage...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/01/2017
  • Reflecting on the Legacy of Act 10, As Trump Considers Shaking Up Federal Workforce

    President Donald Trump wants to slash the federal workforce, according to the Washington Post. It reports that Trump is preparing to announce the biggest cuts in decades, believing the government employs too...

    WUWM-FM, 03/15/2017
  • White House Interested in Wisconsin Union Law, Scott Walker Says

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence about how the White House can implement on a federal level parts of the Republican governor’s contentious policy...

    Chicago Business, 02/02/2017
  • Ross And Esenberg Discuss New Report On Act 10

    Scot Ross refuted a report that found there have been few impacts on the state's education workforce since the act's passage.

    Wisconsin Public Television, 06/24/2016
  • Court Strikes Down Scott Walker’s Right-To-Work Law As Unconstitutional

    Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he was mounting his run for president, was struck down Friday as violating the state constitution…“We are confident Wisconsin’s freedom-to-work law is...

    Associated Press, 04/06/2016
  • Walker Act 10 Reduces Union Membership, Power

    Mr. Walker led a push five years ago to cut collective bargaining rights for most public sector workers, saying he needed to solve a state budget gap. Since then, union membership has...

    New York Times, 02/27/2016
  • Gov. Scott Walker Divided Wisconsin in 2011, Five Years Later Wisconsin Uniting in Opposition to His Agenda, Disapproval of Job He’s Done

    Today marks the five year anniversary of the introduction of one of Gov. Scott Walker’s most notorious attacks on the working people of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/11/2016
  • 5 Years After Walker’s Act 10 Union Membership Falls in Wisconsin

    In the five years since Act 10 was signed by Gov. Scott Walker, union membership in Wisconsin has plummeted. In 2015, the number of union members fell well below the national average...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/11/2016
  • Walker’s Act 10 Cited As Concerns Rise Over Teacher Shortage

    In the five years since Act 10 became law, Wisconsin school districts have experienced a dramatic decline in the number of applicants for each teacher vacancy. In 2015, there were an average...

    WITI-TV, 02/09/2016
  • Some Neenah Teachers Can Opt Out of Evaluations

    Before Act 10, the law championed by Gov. Scott Walker to limit collective bargaining powers, public school districts in Wisconsin used step-and-lane models in which educators advanced on a salary schedule by...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 01/30/2016
  • Union Membership in Wisconsin Tumbles Below National Average

    Since Walker and Republican lawmakers successfully passed measures in 2011 that rolled back the power of most public sector unions, the number of members has dropped sharply…As of February 2015, a WEAC...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/29/2016
  • Scott Walker to Propose Abolishing Unions for Federal Workers

    It's no surprise he's now trying to boost his sagging poll numbers by promoting the same kinds of attacks on working people that vaulted him to national prominence while conveniently ignoring how his policies left Wisconsin in shambles.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/14/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Labor Issues

    Gov. Scott Walker vaulted to national prominence over his attacks on the rights of 175,000 Wisconsin workers shortly after taking office in 2011.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Walker’s Comments on Unions, ISIS Draw Ire From Both Sides

    Gov. Walker’s comments and longstanding, seething contempt for working people who dare to stand up for their rights is unsettling.

    Racine Journal Times, 02/27/2015
  • Attacks on Public Workers Impacted “Overwhelmingly Female” Sectors

    “Walker grabbed national attention in 2011 when he championed a bill that gutted public sector union rights. It’s a move that inspired massive protests and an attempted recall, and one that jumpstarted...

    MSNBC, 10/09/2014
  • Lawsuit Challenging Teacher Contracts Politically Motivated, Says One WI Now

    A lawsuit accusing the Madison School Board of engaging in illegal collective bargaining to the detriment of children and taxpayers was filed by a Milwaukee-based conservative legal group that is a “front”...

    Capital Times, 09/11/2014
  • Comparing Himself to FDR, Governor Promotes Aggressive Approach to Public Sector

    Walker's “attack on 175,000 workers had nothing to do with budget deficits, but rather his desire to reduce the collective voice of working men and women in Wisconsin.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/28/2013
  • Act 10 Has Mixed Results for Whitnall, Greenfield Districts

    "Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance is even more Republican than Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, so this is hardly a surprise."

    Greenfield Patch, 11/20/2012
  • Walker’s Petition Initiative Undermines Supreme Court

    In response, an activist group known as One Wisconsin Now has started its own petition initiative to match Walker’s fundraising efforts. The organization asks signers to “Stand with the Constitution,” referring to the...

    Badger Herald, 09/25/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Judge Declaring Walker’s Attack on Workers’ Rights Unconstitutional

    Gov. Walker's Act 10 was always a violation of the values of the people of Wisconsin, and now a judge has ruled it was a violation of our laws and our rights.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/14/2012
  • Friedman Failures Drive Walker’s Wisconsin

    Scott Walker resurrected the late-Milton Friedman’s trickle down economic policies in Wisconsin, and it’s buried job creation for middle class families.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/30/2012
  • Republican National Committee Funding in Voter ID Lawsuit Uncovered in Investigation of One Wisconsin Now Ethics Complaint

    RNC chair Reince Priebus has returned to Wisconsin to write the next chapter in his longstanding crusade to prevent people who vote against Republicans from exercising their right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2012
  • One Wisconsin Institute Report: ‘D Is for Dismantle’

    A comprehensive analysis entitled “D is for Dismantle,” authored by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute shows that despite claims from Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin schools are not failing, instead his budget cuts and disastrous education policies endanger our proud tradition of excellent schools.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/19/2011
  • Walker Says He’s Not Responsible for Recall Effort Against Him

    But Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, noted Walker did not talk about cutting collective bargaining during the campaign and said Walker was precisely the one who...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/15/2011
  • Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity Begins Six-Figure Ad Buy for GOP Recall Candidates

    The Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity has now dumped over $500,000 to pollute Wisconsin airwaves about the failed agenda of Scott Walker and the Senate Republicans and they may just be getting started.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Delivers 10,000 Names to Supreme Court Calling for Prosser to Resign

    One Wisconsin Now today delivered to the state’s highest court the names of more than 10,000 people calling for State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to resign over reports from fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley that Prosser put her in a “chokehold” during an altercation in June.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/04/2011
  • On the Capitol: Proof of Citizenship for Walker Event Caused Confusion

    We couldn’t help but laugh a little this week at a press release sent out by One Wisconsin Now. In it, the liberal group’s director, Scot Ross, applauded Judge Maryann Sumi for...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/26/2011
  • Senate Republicans Make Taxpayers Finance Corporate ALEC Group

    Twelve current Wisconsin Republican state Senators have forced taxpayers to finance their private membership in the corporate special interest group ALEC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/08/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Latest Illegal Assault on Wisconsin Families

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislative majority’s latest illegal act in order to pass their government...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/24/2011
  • Wisconsin Democrats Face Uphill Battle in Repeal of Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Law

    “There will need to be electoral changes in order to get the rights back that Republicans took from working people,” said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a progressive advocacy...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 03/18/2011
  • Walker’s Budget Promises to Cut BadgerCare, Increase Class Sizes; Hundreds Demand M&I Bank Repay Taxpayer Money Now

    MADISON, Wis. — When M&I Bank gladly took $1.7 billion in taxpayer TARP dollars two years ago, it was supposed to use the money to help get the state’s economy back on...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/14/2011
  • Greetings From Fitzwalkerstan: Wisconsin GOP Denies Legislative Democrats Voting Rights

    “Senator Scott Fitzgerald isn’t content with illegally passing a bill which takes away the rights of 175,000 working Wisconsinites and now has expanded his attacks to disenfranchise the voices of 2.2 million...

    AFL-CIO, 03/14/2011
  • Over Two Weeks Later, Walker Has Not Released Administration-Koch Lobbyist Communication Emails

    MADISON, Wis. — Over two weeks after One Wisconsin Now filed an open records request for all email and written communications between Koch Industries’ lead Wisconsin lobbyist and the office of Gov....

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/10/2011
  • In Walker’s Own Words: Why Collective Bargaining Is a Fiscal Issue

    How is the possible to split the budget review bill if the governor says repeatedly it’s got a fiscal impact, asks Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. They sort of slipped by...

    Uppity Wisconsin, 03/08/2011
  • Police Won’t Boot Wisconsin Protesters

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, speaks at a rally outside of the Wisconsin State Capital on Day 11 of protests in Madison, Wisconsin, over Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair...

    Ball State Daily News, 02/27/2011
  • Wisconsin Still Stalemated on Budget Repair Bill, As Next Budget Gets Released Tomorrow

    As Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now told me in the Rotunda, the budget release will be explosive. The protesters have been very good at disseminating information; lots of people in the...

    Fire Dog Lake, 02/27/2011
  • Wisconsin State Budget and Worker Protests

    Scot Ross talked about the ongoing legislative battle between the governor of Wisconsin and state Democrats on the budget, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

    C-SPAN, 02/25/2011
  • Walker’s ‘Savings’ Will Cost Taxpayers Millions for the Next 10 Years

    MADISON, Wis. — In an attempt to push through his unpopular Budget Repair Bill, Gov. Scott Walker has tried to set a Friday deadline for passage by falsely claiming that lack of...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/24/2011
  • Wisconsin State Budget and Worker Protests

    Scot Ross talked about the ongoing legislative battle between the governor of Wisconsin and state Democrats on the budget, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Part of Governor Scott...

    C-SPAN, 02/24/2011
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Marches With Madison — GRITtv Special

    The fight against Scott Walker’s attack on working people isn’t just in Madison–and it isn’t just about a budget repair bill, say Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now and State Assemblyman Cory...

    Uptake, 02/22/2011
  • Senators’ Run to Illinois Gets Cheers From Supporters, a Blast From Walker

    “Gov. Walker and the Republican Legislature are trying to ram this (bill) through in less than a week,” said Scot Ross, the executive director of One Wisconsin Now. “The senators have rightfully...

    Capital Times, 02/17/2011
  • What Does Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker Really Want?

    One Wisconsin Now, the progressive watchdog group that has provided the closest monitoring of Walker’s budgetary gamesmanship, explains: “Since his inauguration in early January, Walker has approved $140 million in new special-interest

    Unions, 02/16/2011
  • Updated: Wisconsin Senate to Vote on Anti-union Bill.

    Protesters clogged the hallways of the Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday as the Senate prepared to pass a momentous bill that would strip government workers, including school teachers, of nearly all collective...

    La Crosse Tribune, 02/16/2011
  • Over 16,000 Sign Petition to Senate, Assembly Opposing Governor’s Takeaway of Workers’ Rights

    MADISON, Wis. — Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate will be flooded with over 16,000 petitions signed by Wisconsinites united against Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to use the government to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/16/2011