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Michigan State Police push back protesters blocking a street during a rally at the Michigan State Capitol on Dec. 11.

Violence at the Michigan union protests: The fallout for Big Labor

Unions suffered a loss when Michigan became the 24th state to adopt "right-to-work" laws. Are pro-union protesters making matters worse?

 
Union Showdowns : Analysis
A trampled sign lies on the ground after a rally to protest Michigan's new right-to-work law.

Why Michigan Democrats would struggle to recall Rick Snyder

Pro-union forces are furious over the Wolverine State's new right-to-work law. But trying to oust Michigan's GOP governor would be incredibly difficult

 
Union Showdowns : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: You have the right to not pay union dues

Labor groups should have to convince members that their goods and services are worth the price demanded — and not just take the money and run

 
Union Showdowns : The List
Union members protest ahead of the right-to-work vote in Lansing, Mich., on Dec. 11.

Michigan becomes a right-to-work state: How can unions fight back?

Gov. Rick Snyder and the lame-duck GOP state legislature struck a major blow to Big Labor on Tuesday. Your move, unions

 
Union Showdowns : Analysis
Union workers protest outside the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Dec. 6.

'All-out war in Michigan': A guide to the bruising right-to-work fight

Republicans in one of America's most pro-union states are about to strike a big blow against organized labor

 
Union Showdowns : Analysis
Pro-union protesters gather in 2011 to protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts.

Michigan's fight for the right to work

For conservatives nationwide, this is a battle worth joining

 
Union Showdowns : Opinion Brief
The Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman reacts to an official during the second half of a Monday Night Football game on Sept. 24: On the game's final play, the refs botched a call, handing the Seahawks an arguably unearned victory.

The NFL referee lockout: A huge win for organized labor?

Football fans of all political persuasions are seething over a monumentally bad call, and even conservatives seem eager for the NFL to cave to the referees union

 
Union Showdowns : Winners and Losers
Chicago Teachers Union delegates embrace after ending their strike on Sept. 18: The next day, Chicago's educators went back to work.

Chicago's teachers' strike ends: Winners and losers

The Windy City's public school teachers are back in the classroom, after a controversial work stoppage that brought education reform into the national spotlight

 
Union Showdowns : By the numbers
Striking Chicago teachers and their supporters attend a rally at Union Park on Sept. 15 in Chicago. An estimated 25,000 people gathered in the park in a show of solidarity.

The Chicago teachers' strike: By the numbers

Union members are looking over a proposal to settle the dispute. A vote might be looming, but the impact of the strike is already being felt

 
Union Showdowns : Opinion Brief
Gov. Scott Walker's (R-Wis.) law repealing most collective bargaining rights was struck down on Sept. 14, which raises a host of unanswered questions about significant changes in pay and benefits for city workers.

Wisconsin's anti-union law struck down: Judicial activism?

A judge rules Scott Walker's effort to curb public workers' collective bargaining rights unconstitutional, and Walker insists that the court has gone too far

 
Union Showdowns : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: Obama is on the wrong side of the union debate

The president wants to send more federal money to states that just funnel it into bloated pension obligations. And Americans are tired of it

 
Union Showdowns : Opinion Brief
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to workers at Quad Graphics: The Republican's recall win, along with dwindling union membership, may force Big Labor to re-strategize.

Scott Walker's Wisconsin recall victory: A death knell for Big Labor?

Labor groups pulled out all the stops against the union-busting governor. What does their stinging defeat mean for their already dwindling fortunes?

 
Union Showdowns : Instant Guide
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: His state's new "right-to-work" law is designed to create a more business-friendly environment, attracting more companies and jobs.

Indiana's 'right to work' bill: A serious blow to Big Labor?

Indiana enacted the first "right-to-work" law in the nation's industrial North on Wednesday. What is this historic law and how much will it weaken unions?

 
Union Showdowns : The Bullpen
David Frum

David Frum: Why voters rejected John Kasich's union crackdown

State governments have massive, unsustainable pension liabilities. But voters won't stand for slashing those benefits unless everyone sacrifices

 
Union Showdowns : The Bullpen
David Frum

David Frum: What a union 'take out' looks like

When the Teamsters' James Hoffa says he wants to "take out" the Tea Party, what exactly does he mean? A 2003 labor settlement offers some clues

 
Union Showdowns : The List
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) may not have faced a direct challenge Tuesday, but the Badger State's six recall elections were largely a referendum on his tough anti-union law.

Wisconsin's 'unprecedented' recall elections: Winners and losers

Democrats successfully oust two GOP state senators in the latest battle in the Badger State's bruising labor war

 
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