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October 8, 2012
The Roundup: WI measure protects unions; Chicago teachers OK pact; NV backs away from restoring state pay

The Roundup: WI measure protects unions; Chicago teachers OK pact; NV backs away from restoring state pay

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Oct 08 2012 08:45:22

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Gov. Christie: I am not 'an anti-union person'PERTH AMBOY - Standing in a wood-paneled union hall, Gov. Chris Christie wanted the audience to know one thing. "I am not, by any stretch...
Stateline - Michigan Unions Seek Constitutional ProtectionLabor unions in Michigan have escaped the broad-based attacks their neighbors in Wisconsin and Ohio have experienced in the past couple o...
Wis. judge says decision in union case delayedColas says in the order that this will delay him acting on the state's request that he put his original decision on hold while it is ...
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Judge says decision in union case will be delayedA decision on whether to put on hold a judge's ruling restoring major parts of Wisconsin's collective bargaining law has been delayed. Da...
State's public authorities trim jobsALBANY â They've been called "shadow governments" that spend public tax dollars with little public accountability, but New York's v...
Chicago teachers OK new contract, get ready for next fightChicago Public School teachers have voted to ratify their new contract. 79-percent of teachers voted in favor of the contract. Chicago Te...
CPS cuts spending to meet teachers contractChicago Public Schools on Friday provided a spare outline of how it plans to pay for a new teachers contract that includes refinancing $1...
RI foreshadows fight over $1.4T shortfall in state pensions | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, MECities and states around the country are shoring up battered retirement plans by reducing promised benefits to public workers and retiree...
Governor Backs Down On Restoring Pay CutsReporting Tate South (Carson City, NV) - State workers may not see their pay restored anytime soon. Governor Brian Sandoval has backed do...
Hawaii teachers union ends mediation with state in dispute over contractHONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says the union representing the state's public school teachers has walked away from mediation ove...

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