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Stein, Jason (Journalist)
More than they bargained for : Scott Walker, unions, and the fight for Wisconsin / Jason Stein and Patrick Marley
Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HD8083.W6 S74 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Labor movement -- Wisconsin -- History -- 21st century
Protest movements -- Wisconsin -- History -- 21st century
Collective bargaining -- Government employees -- Wisconsin
Subject Wisconsin -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Physical Description xx, [329] p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Note Includes index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Actors in the events -- Chronology -- "Put up or shut-up" -- A preacher's son -- "Open for business" -- "The first step" -- "Dropping the bomb" -- Laboratory of democracy -- First protests -- The interstate of Illinois -- First assembly vote -- A state divided -- The beast from Buffalo -- Lost sleep and "hallucinazations" -- The capitol in lockdown -- "Seven thousand people in the statehouse" -- No deal -- End game -- Rebukes and recount -- A court divided -- Recalls -- Recalls redux -- Conclusion
Summary "When Wisconsin became the first state in the nation in 1959 to let public employees bargain with their employers, the legislation catalyzed changes to labor laws across the country. In March 2011, when newly elected governor Scott Walker repealed most of that labor law and subsequent ones and then became the first governor in the nation to survive a recall election fifteen months later it sent a different message. Both times, Wisconsin took the lead, first empowering public unions and then weakening them. This book recounts the battle between the Republican governor and the unions."-- Back cover
NOTE 519029
Alternate Author Marley, Patrick (Journalist)

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