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Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping Giant

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by YES! Magazine
Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping GiantAs Wisconsin’s attack on workers spreads to other states, so does the historic uprising that began in Madison.
by Sarah van Gelder and Brooke Jarvis
In one sense, the struggle over union rights in Wisconsin is over. It took some breathtaking, possibly even illegal, shenanigans (click here for details), but the union-busting “Budget Repair Bill” has been passed, signed, and celebrated. In other ways, though, the weeks of historic protests in and around Wisconsin’s capitol were just the first act of what may prove to be a far longer—and larger—struggle.
On Saturday, March 12, some 100,000 people thronged the Wisconsin capitol building to protest the state’s attack on collective bargaining. (Photo by Eyton Z)

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