Monday, February 27, 2012

Wisconsin, One Year Later - Molly Ball - Politics - The Atlantic

A year ago this month, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed a slate of changes to public-employee benefits, including sharply limiting government workers' right to bargain collectively. The action quickly provoked a firestorm. A hundred thousand protesters camped out at the capitol building in Madison; the minority Democrats in the state Senate fled the state to prevent the bill from passing. Walker got his changes through the state legislature anyway, but the fight wasn't over -- in fact, it was just beginning. …. Activists on both sides -- the left with dread, the right with glee -- see in his weakening of public-sector unions the possibility of permanently disabling organized labor and with it the major engine of the Democratic Party.

Wisconsin, One Year Later - Molly Ball - Politics - The Atlantic

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