Collective Bargaining Ban in Wisconsin Under Attack by Unions After Supreme Court Majority Flips

[ad_1] Seven unions representing teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to end the state’s near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees. The 2011 law, known as Act 10, has withstood numerous legal challenges over the past dozen years and was the signature legislative achievement of former Republican … Read more

Rosalynn Carter, Outspoken Former First Lady, Dead at 96

[ad_1] The Carter Center said she died Sunday after living with dementia and suffering many months of declining health. The statement announcing her death said she “died peacefully, with family by her side” at 2:10 p.m. at her rural Georgia home of Plains. “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” Carter said … Read more

Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges to Be Inducted Into National Women’s Hall of Fame

[ad_1] Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame next year, the hall announced Thursday, adding the tennis great and civil rights icon to a previously announced list of women to be honored during Women’s History Month in March. “The 2024 inductee class has broken barriers, challenged the … Read more

Nicaragua’s Exiled Clergy and Faithful in Miami Keep up Struggle for Human Rights at Mass

[ad_1] When the Rev. Silvio Báez finished his homily on a recent Sunday, applause broke out among the hundreds of faithful in St. Agatha Catholic Church, on the outskirts of Miami, that has become the spiritual home of the growing Nicaraguan diaspora. For the auxiliary bishop of Managua, his fellow priests and many worshippers who … Read more

Xi-Biden Meeting Seen as Putting Relations Back on Course, Even as Issues Remain Unresolved

[ad_1] TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Perhaps just shaking hands and sitting down together can be enough sometimes. At their meeting Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping didn’t resolve any of the major geopolitical issues dividing the world’s two largest economies and chief rivals for influence, particularly among developing nations. But … Read more