Labor

  1. Midwest Democracy reports that the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization are urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto a bill that will allow employers to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization or abortion.

    The union equated it to two other bills Nixon vetoed earlier this year — one that would make it harder to prove discrimination claims in court and another that would have moved occupational diseases to the workers’ compensation system.

    Read more here.

    - Robert Abel

    midwestdemocracy.com »

  2. photo by Tessa Fox
For the past five presidential elections, Wisconsin’s electoral votes have gone to the Democratic candidate. But Gov. Scott Walker’s win in Tuesday’s recall election has revived enthusiasm among Republican voters, and it is becoming harder to discern which way the state will go in November.
Interestingly enough, the same exit polling that correctly projected Walker as the early winner predicted the state will “go blue” for Obama again this fall.
Tessa Fox is the Viewpoints Desk Editor for Marquette University Tribune and a reporter for the Marquette Journal.

    photo by Tessa Fox

    For the past five presidential elections, Wisconsin’s electoral votes have gone to the Democratic candidate. But Gov. Scott Walker’s win in Tuesday’s recall election has revived enthusiasm among Republican voters, and it is becoming harder to discern which way the state will go in November.

    Interestingly enough, the same exit polling that correctly projected Walker as the early winner predicted the state will “go blue” for Obama again this fall.

    Tessa Fox is the Viewpoints Desk Editor for Marquette University Tribune and a reporter for the Marquette Journal.

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