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BY J Burger | Wisconsin State Capitol | 2/17/11
Thousands of people are filing into the Capitol Building to protest Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill. As of noon today, the Capitol is full on all floors and more just keep coming.
BY Mike Gold | Milwaukee, WI | 2/17/11
3000 students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) walked out of classes at noon, Feb. 17 to protest Governor Scott Walker’s proposed union busting bill, which would effectively ban public sector unions from being able to collectively bargain. Students at colleges and high schools across the state organized walkouts and many school districts were shut down by teacher absences.
BY staff | Madison, WI | 2/17/11
The State Capitol Building here is the second largest in the country and it is packed full today. Tens of thousands are protesting inside and out. The energy is intense and not a corner of the Capitol is quiet. 2000 students from UW-Madison marched to the capitol at 11:00 a.m. and 500 high school students just rushed up State Street to join the protest. Firefighter, police, sheet metal, iron workers, airplane pilot unions and more are all present.
BY staff | United States | 2/17/11
Students for a Democratic Society stands in solidarity with the workers and students of Wisconsin who are taking a stand against Republican Governor Scott Walker’s attack on the right of public workers to bargain collectively. SDS is calling on all students and youth in Wisconsin to protest and walk out, and for solidarity from students all over the country. Like Californian protests last year, Wisconsin is standing up and fighting back!
BY J Burger | LaCrosse, WI | 2/17/11
On Feb. 15 over 400 workers, community members and their supporters mobilized in less than six hours to say no to Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin as he showed up to speak at local plant. The governor had just proposed a ‘budget fix’ bill that would radically alter the political landscape in Wisconsin.
BY Saladin Muhammad | North Carolina | 2/17/11
Resistance in the U.S. to attacks on the public sector is growing. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is unleashing a major assault, seeking to take away collective bargaining rights from state and possibly all public sector workers, including threatening to call out the National Guard against worker resistance.
BY staff | Madison, WI | 2/16/11
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has proposed to take away union collective bargaining rights for more than 175,000 public employees. Walker has made his state the center of a vicious, far-reaching union busting move. But the people of Wisconsin are rising up. They are fighting back.
BY Rachel Matteson | Madison, WI | 2/16/11
On Feb.15, students and workers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee traveled to Madison to join the tens of thousands of others protesting to demand an end to Governor Scott Walker's attack on Wisconsin employees.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 2/15/11
More attacks on students and workers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are underway, this time from newly-elected Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is planning to cripple state workers with new legislation that will virtually eliminate collective bargaining rights for public sector unions.
BY Bryan G. Pfeifer | Wisconsin | 2/14/11
On behalf of the banks, corporations and the Pentagon, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has declared all-out war on unions and their allies in the badger state. Walker’s “budget repair bill” proposal that he unveiled at a state capitol press conference Feb. 11 proposes to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for approximately 175,000 public-sector union members. Walker has submitted his proposal to the Wisconsin legislature with the directive that he wants his bill passed in the Assembly and the Senate by Feb. 17.
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