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Labor Beat Alerts

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Law that Ended Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees

   Published on:  14 Sep, 2012

Great news for Labor. Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled today that the Wisconsin law championed by Governor Scott Walker—that essentially stripped collective bargaining rights from public employees in Wisconsin—is null and void because it violates both the State and U.S. Constitutions. The decision only applies to local government employees and will not impact … continue reading

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Initial Analysis of State Pension Reform

   Published on:  31 Aug, 2012

This inaugural post is to alert you to Assembly Bill 340, the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013, which will likely be passed into law sometime today. The statute is 60 pages and we are still analyzing its impact on bargaining and potential legal challenges. We will send out a further analysis early … continue reading

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