This week, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse called upon America to “wake up” to the damaging effects of climate change denial and the fossil fuel industry funding received by groups that promote it, including ALEC.
RTW bills have moved in at least eight other states this year, though none are assured of passing.
The protests that have erupted in Madison, Wisconsin in the wake of the police shooting of Tony Robinson lay bare the racial inequities in the city and the state as a whole.
High school and middle school students walked out of class in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday and marched on the state capitol to demand justice for Tony Robinson, the young black man who was shot to death by Madison Police Officer Matthew Kenny on Friday evening, March 6.
After an all-nighter in the Wisconsin State Assembly, the ALEC right-to-work bill passed along party lines this morning, and will be sent to Scott Walker’s desk.
ALEC allies promote economist-for-hire while blasting respected in-state academics.
Founded in 1955 to combat the "evils of compulsory unionism," the National Right to Work Committee has waged a war on workers ever since.
As the Wisconsin legislature gets ready to ram through a union-busting bill that will significantly impact the economy of the entire state, Wisconsin's newest member of the Senate asked perhaps the most pertinent question of her Republican colleagues: "what beating hearts are for this bill?"
Here are the faces of some of those protesters that Walker "took on" in 2011, which he says will prepare him for confronting a group known for beheadings and burning people alive.