Wisconsin's rich history of union activism provided workers across America with weekends, 40 hour weeks, 8 hour days and the right to be compensated for on the job injuries. Rachel Maddow contends the destruction of unions, particularly those of government employees, is part of a wide-ranging multi-state Republican strategy of undercutting Democratic electoral strength and prospects for future success.
Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach talks about the prospects for a resolution of the conflict Wisconsin's union-busting governor and the necessity of unions to the state and the nation at large.
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Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 2/18/11.
Democratic strategist David Goodfriend offers advice to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: “Remember the Packers! When we all own the team and we all share the responsibilities, everyone wins.”
An article on Politifact disputes the numbers in this story. Unquoted fine print in the cited source report reversed the projected surplus.
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