When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
Like 2017, 2011 started out as a year of rebellion. By February of that year, hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in such diverse places as Cairo, Egypt, Madrid, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin to protest austerity measures proposed by their governments. During those early months of 2011, a new tactic emerged: people engineered […]
MADISON (WORT) — Public testimony on Right-to-Work started Tuesday at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Dozens spoke out against the anti-union bill in front of lawmakers and thousands more showed up to protest Right-to-work.
MADISON (WORT) — In response to Wisconsin Republicans fast-tracking a Right-to-Work bill, a coalition of labor groups have organized rallies at the Wisconsin State Capitol this week.
How do the protests in Madison relate to what is happening around the country? What is Ferguson to Madison? How is the Madison community responding to the movement? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Have you been following the Madison protests against the proposed Dane County jail? Did you hear about the “die-in” on the steps of the City-County Building?