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Right-To-Work Rally, Hearing Respectful… But Passionate

Racine County residents for and against a proposed right-to-work bill attended a protest and public hearing that drew a crowd of thousands to the State Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 24. The legislation would only affect workers in the private sector, not public workers. But a number of public sector union members from the Racine Education Association and members of the Ironworkers Union attended […]

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21st Senate District Candidate Forum a No-Go

A candidate forum Thursday featuring state senate hopefuls Van Wanggaard and Randy Bryce was cancelled Wednesday. Sponsored by the Kenosha-Racine-Walworth Tobacco Free Coalition, the debate was scheduled at the Gateway Technical College SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., in Sturtevant. But, there may be some confusion over who agreed to appear where. According to […]

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Labor Fest Racine Speakers Highlight Labor History

In front of a crowd of union members, Labor Fest Racine organizer Rich Hinderholtz talked about the ties the Racine area had to the labor movement at the Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Memorial Park in Franksville Monday. The whole corridor — Chicago, Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee — grappled with employers to define a social contract that included an […]