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Wisconsin moves from progressive “dairyland” to “plutocrats’ paradise”

Wisconsin's governor is attempting to launch a presidential campaign based on his reputation for union-busting, and a state legislature that draws up legislation to satisfy the needs of one multimillionaire.

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Wisconsin Democrats’ strategy debate could ripple nationwide

The bottom line reality is how "this Republican state budget reeks from top to bottom."

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Union leader says politics behind attack on public workers

Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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Voter suppression billboards coming down

Billboards targeting African-American, Latino and low-income neighborhoods began coming down after the anonymous sponsor said it would not reveal its identity, Clear Channel, the billboards' owner said.

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Wisconsin’s anti-collective bargaining law struck down

Unions and their members are thrilled about a Wisconsin court ruling Friday striking down the state law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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Ryan’s home state could lose billions under his plan

Paul Ryan's home state, Wisconsin, could lose billions of dollars if Ryan gets into the White House and Republicans take control of Congress.

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Ryan’s home-staters take the lead in exposing him

The Ryan pick was intended to galvanize the right-wing base, but amusingly, it is actually Republicans who have mapped the road against Ryan.

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Wisconsin: The uprising, the recall, and the fight to come

For the labor movement and its allies, today's recall election of Scott Walker is only part of a groundswell of inspiring actions that began with a historic uprising early in 2011.

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Labor help critical to defeat Walker, "fix Wisconsin"

Wisconsin has been torn apart by Walker's ideological civil war and his divide-and-conquer assault on our values and our workers. We cannot fix Wisconsin and move forward as long as Walker remains governor.

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