To take a step off my pro-worker soapbox for a minute, I’d just like to congratulate a few candidates who finished well enough in their respective primaries yesterday to move on to April’s general election.
Jason Haas, a great friend, finished second in the primary for seat representing Milwaukee County’s 14th supervisory district, meaning he’ll [...]
As I just tweeted, it appears some of the protesters in Madison will be spending the night at the Capitol and will stay until there’s a final resolution on the budget “repair” bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker.
(Updated 9:31 p.m.): According to blue cheddar (a great blog, by the way), approximately 700 people are [...]
In case you hadn’t heard, a few of us hard working public employees got together today at the Capitol in Madison to express our disapproval over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget “repair” plan, otherwise known as Walker’s attempt to break the collective backs of Wisconsin’s public employees and their unions.
Here’s a few photos:
Its nice to see the World Champion Green Bay Packers stand with the workers of Wisconsin —-
JSonline has the story here.
Present, former Packers say they back AFL-CIO
By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel
Present and former members of the Green Bay Packers, all members of the National Football League Players [...]
Here’s some students from the University of Wisconsin exercising their right to assemble to express their distaste/disgust/outrage over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget “repair” bill, which has been exposed as nothing more than a thinly disguised attempt to break the collective backs of Wisconsin’s public employee unions. Here’s some video of the protest: Students from the [...]
This is why I’m glad Chris Larson, and not Jeff Plale, is my State Senator: On Friday, Governor Scott Walker announced that he would be using the budget adjustment bill to reverse 50 years of Wisconsin history and go after worker rights. If passed, the balance in our society will again tilt to the powerful [...]
Here’s some additional reading on Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to break Wisconsin’s public employee unions.
O. Ricardo Pimentel: Let’s define ‘ask’ and ‘modest’ Mark Kilpstein: A scenario: How would the proposed state employee give-backs actually play out? Jim Rosenberg’s Blog: Hey, let’s just ban those unions! Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Smaller government equals one-man rule? blue [...]