The Boston Globe – Change in the Win – 11/12/13

Martin Walsh took a break from campaigning inside a North End cafe Sept. 18.  |  JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF

Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, says Marty Walsh could potentially usher in a new era of labor relations in the U.S. if he can navigate the union / taxpayer relationships in Boston.

Wisconsin law could have ripple effect for unions in other states

Wisconsin Unions Rally

By Chris Camire | | July 16, 2012 Union membership dropped dramatically in Wisconsin last year after the state’s governor signed a bill outlawing the automatic withholding of union dues from workers’ paychecks. If states like Massachusetts follow suit, it could lead to a dramatic weakening of public-sector unions across the country, said Barry Bluestone, a […]

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