With a proposed $57 million state budget cut hanging over their heads, University of Wisconsin-Madison officials have been in full defense mode. Some inside and outside the University have claimed the cut will impact research, and consequently the economy, but as Media Trackers has found, not all of the University’s research is created equal.
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In a predictable lawsuit filed in Wisconsin this week, several Wisconsin unions challenged the state’s new Right to Work law. Unfortunately for unions and their lawyers, their lawsuit inadvertently highlighted their real concern – their problem with federal National Labor Relations Act.
The National Education Association funded group, Wisconsin Jobs Now, continued it’s anti-police efforts at a rally it organized Wednesday. The group’s rally included chants claiming cops are racist and signs claiming “All Cops Are Bastards.”
As debate continues in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin system, Media Trackers analyzed the courses being offered throughout the UW system to determine whether the system’s current budget is being used to prepare students for careers after graduation.
On the final day of legislative debate over a proposed Right to Work law in Wisconsin, union protesters proved once again they are unable to replicate the massive crowds generated during Wisconsin’s historic 2011 Act 10 debate.
Evidence continues to mount that the University of Wisconsin system employees most vocally opposed to Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed UW budget are also those that work the least.
Despite overwhelming public support, unions and union protesters continue to show no shame in the rhetoric they are willing to use to defeat Right to Work legislation in Wisconsin.
Highlights from day 8 of Wisconsin’s Right to Work debate.
On the day the Wisconsin State Senate passed Right to Work legislation, Media Trackers caught protesters verbally assaulting police and state senators.
According to union data recently reported to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild – the union representing many newsroom employees of Wisconsin’s largest newspaper – may be the poster child of what happens when employees find no value in a labor union.