Epic’s epic fail: How a major Dem donor betrayed liberal ideals on workers’ rights

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The Supreme Court just dealt a major blow to the basic rights of workers, with not insignificant thanks to the same Epic Systems that is the economic engine of liberal Dane County and the brainchild/golden goose of major Democratic donor Judith Faulkner. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With Wisconsin businesses in need of workers, immigrants could be one solution

Immigrants have long brought value to the American economy. But their value may increase as Wisconsin and the Midwest face the potential of a labor crunch. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers this in-depth look.

State activists gather at Capitol to fight for workers’ rights

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Over 150 people converged on the Capitol Square Saturday for the Working People’s Day of Action, with protesters’ signs carrying slogans like “Stop the War on Workers” and “Unrig the System,” while some held banners for progressive groups like the International Socialist Organization and the Poor People’s Campaign. > Daily Cardinal

Assembly adopts $6.8 million package to attract millennials

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The Assembly approved a $6.8 million advertising campaign to attract young workers and veterans to Wisconsin. The funding expands a WEDC advertising campaign from Chicago to other Midwestern cities, but Democrats say it’s the wrong strategy to attract young people to Wisconsin. > Wisconsin State Journal

Chicagoans to Wisconsin: Thanks but no thanks—we’ll take the train

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Chicagoland commuters weigh in on the ad campaign launched by Gov. Scott Walker and the WEDC that urges passengers to ditch the hassles of public transit and move to the Badger State. > Chicago Reader

State GOP bills seek to reduce workers’ rights and ban transgender protections

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Two measures advanced by Republican lawmakers would ban local governments from enacting employment regulations that differ from state law. Among other things, the bills would prevent municipalities from setting local living wages or outlawing discrimination against transgender citizens. > Wisconsin Gazette

Right-wingers, including in our high court, keep dragging our state down

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The five conservatives on the Supreme Court, who owe their offices to obscene campaign contributions and attack ads financed by in-state and out-of-state corporate interests, delivered yet another blow last week to Wisconsin unions’ ability to represent workers. > Cap Times