Who moved my teachers?

Wisconsin teachers now earn less total compensation than seven years ago, thanks to cuts in benefits. They face larger classes and less job security, and in some districts have been asked to teach extra sections. As a result, fewer people are applying to teacher education programs. Is the rest of America next? > Mother Jones

Governor candidate Mitchell didn’t fight Walker’s Act 10 right away


Mahlon Mitchell, president of the state firefighters union, was a prominent figure in the Madison protests that accompanied Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, leading firefighters in and around the Capitol. But protest wasn’t Mitchell’s first reaction to Walker’s proposal. Politifact Wisconsin checks the history.

Screnock says he wouldn’t hear cases about legislative maps


Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock says if elected, he would not hear any cases involving legislative maps that his former law firm helped draft. But if the court took up cases on Act 10, he’d have to see the details before deciding whether to recuse himself. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Could the Resistance buoy Trump in the same way Madison protests helped Walker?


In reflecting on the angry chaos that erupted amid Walker’s Act 10 budget proposal and continued through the attempt to recall him in 2012, state Senator and Tammy Baldwin challenger Leah Vukmir thinks history suggests the efforts of Trump’s detractors may ultimately end up backfiring. > Washington Examiner

Wisconsin unions fight collective-bargaining limits with lawsuit


Two chapters of the Operating Engineers of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Friday naming Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel, claiming Act 10 violates their freedom of speech and freedom of association rights. > Courthouse News Service

Gubernatorial candidate Flynn vows to undo Walker policies


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn vowed Friday at a campaign stop in Eau Claire to undo several of Gov. Scott Walker’s signature policies if he can emerge from a crowded field of Democrats and topple the two-term governor. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Democratic Walker challengers divided on what to do about Act 10


The nine leading Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Gov. Scott Walker say public workers should regain their voice in the workplace after Walker throttled it six years ago — but they disagree on how to make it happen. > Wisconsin State Journal