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Posted by Jody Knauss on May 27, 2015

The state’s Joint Finance Committee will work in marathon sessions this week to finalize another Walker austerity budget.

Posted by Jody Knauss on April 27, 2015

Now that the Wisconsin GOP and its allies have rammed though an American Legislative Exchange Council "right to work" (RTW) bill, the same cast of characters is back pushing another ALEC model: repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws. These laws require public construction projects to support local wage standards instead of undercutting them.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 13, 2015

Backed by big corporate dollars from McDonalds and others, the International Franchise Association is using legal maneuvers and back room lobbying to try to undermine workers in the fast food industry.

Posted by Mary Bottari on March 18, 2015

The fossil fuel barons, Charles and David Koch, have long advocated for "economic freedom" and a smaller government. They have slammed "collectivism" and market distorting subsidies.

Posted by Jody Knauss on February 19, 2015

In the multi-pronged corporate attack on working people, two public relations and lobbying campaigns have appeared, taking aim at the National Labor Relations Board.

Posted by Mary Bottari on January 12, 2015

Two trade organizations affiliated with corporate bill mill ALEC have filed a suit against the City of Los Angeles to block an ordinance passed last September to raise the wages for hotel employees.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on December 16, 2014

"When large corporations controlled by billionaires are given lavish taxpayer subsidies, the rest of us get stuck footing more of the bill"

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 18, 2014

Democratic state legislators in Illinois are mulling an effort to thwart Chicago's effort to raise its minimum wage, even as they raise the state wage above the national average. And the state National Restaurant Association affiliate is eating it up.

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