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  • iMail , News August 18, 2011

    Victory for Pro-Union Lawmakers in Wisconsin

    Democrats proved triumphant in two recall elections prompted by the Republican Party in the state of Wisconsin. Senators Bob Wirch and Jim Holperin were among the 14 senators who left the state in February in protest of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip state workers’ of their collective bargaining rights. Both lawmakers beat Republican

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  • iMail , News July 14, 2011

    Wisconsin Recall Effort Still on Track

    The effort to recall six Republican state senators in Wisconsin passed a key test this week when Democratic challengers easily defeated “fake” Democratic opponents in a round of primary elections forced by Republican Party members who filed to run as Democrats. Republicans ran the fake candidates to give the GOP state senators facing recall more

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  • iMail , News March 31, 2011

    Indiana Dems Block GOP Right-to-Work Proposal

    Indiana House Democrats are back at work after a five-week boycott to protest a Republican effort to pass Right-to-Work (for less) legislation, a permanent ban on collective bargaining rights for state workers and several proposed educational reforms. While Republicans have reportedly agreed to scrap both labor bills, the Democratic victory is a bittersweet one. Republican

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  • iMail , News March 24, 2011

    Gruber Rallies for Public-Sector Workers in Wisconsin

    IAM Midwest Territory GVP Phil Gruber, along with a delegation of IAM members, joined others in Madison, WI, to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation to strip public-sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. As reported by Workers Independent News, Gruber told the crowd gathered for the city’s fifth weekend of protests that the Machinists

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  • iMail , News March 17, 2011

    Tennessee Members Rally for Teachers’ Rights

    Members of District 711 in Nashville, TN, joined a rally in support of teachers’ collective bargaining rights. (Left to right) Cody Wilder, Local 735, Bill Benson, President, Local 735, David Evans, Vice President, Local 735, Larry Washam, Retired Director of Organizing, Mark Lee, Local 735. IAM members across the country are showing their support and

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