Wisconsin protests continuing, facing anti-union bill

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February 17, 2011 by Dan Swinhoe

  • 20,000 people were in the statehouse to protest against the bill
  • news.yahoo.com
    Feb 17, 2011 … Wisconsin lawmakers are prepared to pass a momentous bill that would strip government workers of nearly all collective bargaining rights …
  • The original stikes were due to planned state cut-backs in an attempt to save $30 Million as part of a $3.6 Billion deficit.
  • RT @MMflint: Madison revolt led by 1000s of young ppl who took over Capitol bldg! Tues:15K Wed:30K! Today:60K? Skip school-this is ur moment! 

  • Madison East High Schools students walk and chant at budget repair bill protest 

    elhemeno, February 16, 2011 at 0:37

    Photo-a-day #47: February 16, 2011 – The State on Strike 

  • 40% of the 2,600 teachers and staff reported themselves sick
  • Madison schools will close Wednesday due to ‘excessive staff absences’ http://dlvr.it/GjBt1 

  • Madison is the new Cairo! Wisconsin teachers, nurses, firefighters — shut the state down! All of working America is with u! 


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