A New American Workers’ Movement Has Begun by Dan La Botz


Crossposted with permission from www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/

by Dan La Botz
Socialist Project | The Bullet
solidarity-us.org, February 17, 2011
February 21, 2011

AFSCME United!

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Thousands of workers demonstrated at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin on February 15 and 16 to protest plans by that state’s Republican Governor Scott Walker to take away the state workers’ union rights. Walker, cleverly attempted to divide the public workers by excluding police and firefighters from his anti-union law, and the media have worked to divide public employees against private sector workers. Yet, both firemen and private sector workers showed up at the statehouse to join public workers of all sorts in what has been one of the largest workers’ demonstrations in the United States in decades. Only California has seen demonstrations as large as these in recent years.

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