March 30, 2012 Republican Gov. Scott Walker ran into voter backlash last year after he signed a law stripping public employees' unions of collective bargaining rights.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seen here in Maple Bluff, Wis. in December, expects opponents to force a recall election against him.
January 5, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Washington on Thursday to talk up the merits of the anti-union legislation that has landed him in hot water — and to raise funds to save his job.
Protesters against Senate Bill 5 during a rally in February 2011 in Columbus.
October 20, 2011 The pitched political battle pitting public workers unions against Republican budget-cutters is in its final stages in Ohio. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 8 that could repeal the law that severely limits collective bargaining in the Buckeye State.
August 19, 2011 The dueling campaigns over the repeal of Senate Bill 5, the Ohio law that would limit collective bargaining for public employees, are on track to spend $40 million or more by November. Where's that money coming from? And what does it mean for the controversial law's future?
COLUMBUS, OH - A union supporter outside during Gov. John Kasich's March 2011 State of the State address.
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August 18, 2011 Ohio Gov. John Kasich is seeking to avert a showdown with unions in his state, over a fall referendum on a bill that virtually erases collective bargaining rights of public workers.
Foes of Ohio legislation that would limit the collective-bargaining rights of public workers unions at the statehouse, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
August 3, 2011 The bitter battle over union rights in the Rust Belt will continue into the fall, with a referendum to repeal Ohio's anti-collective bargaining law headed for a November ballot.
March 11, 2011 The NFL Players Union has filed to decertify, decreasing the chance that weeks of talks with the league would be enough to avoid the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987.
March 1, 2011 A new poll showed Americans much more supportive than their GOP policymakers of unions.
February 25, 2011 In Rhode Island, the Providence school board has sent termination notices to every teacher in the financially troubled city, sparking outrage in the teachers' union. The city's mayor says the firings are meant to give "maximum flexibility" in addressing its deficit.
The scene outside the State Capitol in Madison last night. Protesters are back there today.
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February 17, 2011 Teachers and other members of government unions are protesting against the governor's effort to strip them of some bargaining rights.
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