Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Wisconsin Profs Take a Hit

Last week, professors and other public employees in Ohio lost many of their collective-bargaining rights when legislators there passed the state's Senate Bill 5. This week the Wisconsin Senate voted to "approve legislation that would end the right of University of Wisconsin system faculty members to unionize," reports Inside Higher Ed. The Republican majority in Wisconsin "separated the collective bargaining provisions from budget-related measures" from a bill that the state's Democrats had been, for several weeks, preventing a vote on. According to Inside Higher Ed, the bill "severely limits collective bargaining rights of most ... public employees in the state." American Federation of Teachers Wisconsin chapter President Bryan Kennedy tells Inside Higher Ed that the organization plans "to organize to protect the rights of public employees and all workers in Wisconsin, including UW faculty and staff who continue to demonstrate their support for collective bargaining."

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.