Marquette University Law School
Whispers from Wisconsin – Taking lessons from austerity’s newest victim
James Wold 3 July 2015 By James Wold, Marquette University Law School The following article is the first in what we hope to be a series of articles by a colleague from Wisconsin, James Wold. James is an exchange law student visiting the UK. His time here is likely to coincide with the introduction of the Conservative’s Trade Union Bill. We’ve asked James to compare developments in the UK with experiences in America. In this article, James sets the scene, highlighting the Scott Walker attacks on the collective bargaining rights of teachers in Wisconsin and the labour movement’s response.